Cincinnati-Rutgers Women's Basketball Postgame Notes

March 2, 2013

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CINCINNATI 56 (12-16, 4-11 BIG EAST), RUTGERS 48 (15-13, 6-9 BIG EAST)


  • Cincinnati’s 56-48 win over Rutgers marked the first win in 10 tries in the series against the Scarlet Knights. The win also evened the season series at one win each as UC avenged the 55-46 road-loss back on Feb. 9.


  • UC Starters: Lesha Dunn (f), Kayla Cook (g), Alexis Durley (g), Tiffany Turner (f), Dayeesha Hollins (g).
  • Rutgers opened up the second half on a 5-0 run, cutting UC’s lead to one (27-26). A score from Turner at the 17:00 minute mark ended the drought.
  • Cincinnati used a 15-6 run that spanned 7:32 to open up their largest lead of the game, 44-33.
  • Rutgers closed the UC lead to 44-40 with 3:42 to play following a 6-0 run.
  • Three Bearcats finished in double digits for the third straight game. Hollins totaled 17 points while Dunn added 14 and Turner contributed 11.  Hollins was the only player to accomplish the feat in all three games.
  • The Bearcats scored double-digit points from the free throw line for the fifth straight game, going 16-of-23 from the charity stripe.
  • Rutgers became the most recent victim of the Cincinnati defense, as the 48 points mark the 14th time this season an opponent failed to score more than 54 points.


  • Tiffany Turner recorded four blocks, giving her 61 for her career. She currently ranks sixth on Cincinnati’s all-time list and needs seven more to tie Anne Stephens for fifth on the list with 68.
  • Dayeesha Hollins led Cincinnati with 17 points. The junior guard has reached double digits 22 times this season and 73 times in her career.  She totaled 11 points in the first half. It marks the third straight game the guard has totaled 17 points.
  • Dunn reached double digits for the ninth time this season and in her career. The game marked the final regular season home game for the senior.
  • Turner was the third player to total double digits, adding 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting. She has scored 10 or more points in back-to-back games.