Women's Basketball |
Nov. 27, 2012
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati women's basketball team will play the second contest during a five-game homestand Wednesday evening when the Bearcats host Morehead State at Fifth-Third Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
SERIES HISTORY: Wednesday's contest will mark the first meeting between the two squads since the 1997 season. Cincinnati won that matchup 105-77. The Bearcats have won the last three meetings while Morehead State won the first three meetings from 1977-79.
The Last Meeting
December 2, 1997
LAST TIME OUT: Cincinnati fended off a late surge from the College of Charleston to earn a 66-57 win Sunday afternoon. The Bearcats defense continued to shine, limiting College of Charleston to 35.5 percent shooting from the field. It marks the third time this season the Bearcats have kept a foe to less than 36 percent from the floor. Senior Lesha Dunn set new career-best marks for the second straight game and narrowly missed her first career double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds. Dayeesha Hollins recorded her first 20-point game of the season and eighth of her career with a game-high 23 points against the Cougars.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES: The Eagles enter Sunday's contest with a 3-1 record, most recently suffering their first loss of the season to #9 Kentucky. Morehead State features just one starter over six foot (Casey Ryans, 6-1), starting four guards and one forward. A balanced scoring effort for the Eagles features six players that contribute at least 3.4 points per game. All 13 active players on the roster have seen action this season with eight playing in every game. The spread offense has the Morehead State bench averaging 26.8 points.
UP NEXT: Cincinnati and Xavier will renew their annual rivalry Sunday, December 2 when the Musketeers make the short trip to Fifth Third Arena for the Crosstown Classic. Tickets are $7 for adult, $5 for youth/seniors, and UC and XU students are FREE with their school IDS. Groups prices are $3 (15-500), $2 (501-1,000) and $1 (1,001+).
Tickets are still available by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX.