Associated Press Top 25
7. Cincinnati (Highest ranking since 2004)
American Conference teams in Top 25: UC, UConn, Louisville, Memphis
Latest brackets from Jerry Palm, CBS Sports:
6-seed: OSU, UL
Honors for SK
CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati senior guard Sean Kipatrick has been named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week the league announced on Monday. Kilpatrick led No. 13/15 Cincinnati (21-2, 10-0 in the American) to a pair of wins last week while averaging 23.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
Kilpatrick scored a game-high 28 points with a trio of three-pointers and 11-of-11 shooting from the free-throw line in UC’s 69-66 win at No. 12/7 Louisville on Jan. 30. He scored 12 of the Bearcats’ last 14 points to secure the win.
Kilpatrick posted a game-high 18 points with a pair of three-pointers and 6-of-6 shooting from the foul line in Cincinnati’s 50-45 home win over USF on Sunday. He accounted for all of the Bearcats’ final eight points in the win.
*Final: Bearcats 50 South Florida 45
Audio highlights from Dan Hoard
*Bearcats 21-2 overall, 10-0 American.
*Last time Bearcats cracked Top 10?: #8 on Dec. 24, 2012.
*Wasn't pretty/but was victory: led by six at halftime, trailed by three with 6:32 left.
*SK (18) and JJ (15) score 33 of Bearcats 50 points.
*Shaq 1-6, Rubles 1-7, Sanders 1-5, 3 for 18 combined for 9 pts. Guyn added 8.
*With Pete Rose in the house, Bearcats make it 14 in a row. There’s that number again.
*Bearcats 143-10 when leading at 2-minute mark under Mick.
*To think of Jackson’s game last year and watch it this year is simply amazing.
*Bearcats allowed 18 first half points….season low. Allowed 20 vs UL and 20 vs Pitt. Lead 24-18.
*18 first half points allowed by Bearcats fewest since Maquette held to 13, January 19 of last year…span of 38 games.
* From end UL into USF game, Bearcats did not allow a field goal for 10:02 of basketball.
*SK battling sickness: shot just 5 of 16, but scored 10 of his 18 in final 6-minutes, including UC's final eight points game.
*SK moved past Danny Fortson and Deonta Vaughn into third place on UC's career scoring list with 1,891 points. 95 points away from passing Steve Logan for 2nd behind Oscar Robertson.
*SK has now made 20 straight FTs.
*UC shot 33% FG, got outscored 28-18 in paint and 20-2 off bench.
*Hit 12 of 13 FT, outrebounded Bulls +2, held USF to 39%FG.
*Bearcats 1 of 9 teams in the country with 2 or fewer losses: Arizona, Syracuse, Wichita State, San Diego State, Florida, Saint Louis, Stephen F. Austin and Villanova.
*CBS Sports Network does much better job with college basketball halftime shows than ESPN...more depth/better talent. Love Seth Davis/Doug Gottlieb.
*Guyn 3’s are gravy points ...made 2 and has at least 2 in 3 last 5 games.
*Shot clocking beating 3 pt attempt by Titus Rubles was his first 3pt attempt of year. He was 4 for 43 (.093) last year.
*Rubles 6 rebounds, at least six rebounds in 11 of the last 13 games.
*Sanders 7 rebounds, Jackson 6 rebounds, 3 blocks.
How about this email?
From listener Brian Kessel
Great game and win over Louisville. But, I couldn't even watch the game on the Sunday. Had to turn it off, and just listen on the radio. It's brutal to watch it sometimes. After scoring just two points in the first 7 minutes of the second half, I just couldn't do it anymore. I just can't watch it! Are other fans saying the same thing? I'll just go ahead and go to ESPN.com and look at the score, and listen to 700, and wait for it to end! I even paid for the extra channels on DirecTV to make sure I didn't miss any games. Why?!
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