Xavier Beats Cincinnati in Shootout

There will be a post on the post game fight shortly, but let’s just cover the game. 

Xavier proved too athletic and too tough defensively for the Cincinnati Bearcats today, winning 76-53. The first half was very intense. The teams came out tight. There were several ties and lead changes. Things turned late in the half though. Xavier went on a 10-0 run, and a 12-2 run to close the half, powered by 5 from Mark Lyons. Tu Holloway made his only FG of the half, a 3, to put Xavier in front. A layup and a transition layup made it a 6 point game. That drew a Cronin timeout. UC came back and turned it over, which led to a Lyons 3. Xavier finished the run with FTs. UC got a Mbodj layup to put us at the margin. At the whistle, Lyons got into it with the UC bench. Ocatvius Ellis approached him and we had a pull apart. Nothing was called and we went into the half with X up 34-25. Lyons led all scorers with 14. Gates had 10-8 for UC. Cincinnati went from 6:23 to 59 seconds without a FG and only 2 points. 

Xavier started the second half with a 9-2 run with 8 points in the paint and 4 second chance points, to get the margin to 16. It stayed there most of the half. UC couldn’t break down the Xavier defense. Dez Wells and Justin Martin did a great job on Sean Kilpatrick, holding Killa to 3-12 shooting. Dion Dixon was only 4-16 from the field. Yancy Gates had 16-12. No one on UC could stick Mark Lyons, who had 19. Tu Holloway finished with 17, and was unstoppable in the second half. Kenny Frease had a big second half, finishing with a double double. 

Obviously the end of the game was marred by an ugly fight. I’ll have a breakdown later. Box score from ESPN
 

Cincinnati Bearcats
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Yancy Gates, F 36 7-15 0-0 4-6 4 12 0 1 0 3 0 18
Sean Kilpatrick, G 34 3-12 1-8 4-6 1 1 1 1 0 1 3 11
Dion Dixon, G 37 4-16 0-4 6-6 1 2 4 1 0 2 1 14
Cashmere Wright, G 30 1-8 0-3 2-2 1 5 2 0 0 2 5 4
Justin Jackson, F 12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 0
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Jaquon Parker, G 15 1-2 0-0 2-2 2 3 0 1 0 1 3 4
Kelvin Gaines, C 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
Ge’Lawn Guyn, G 12 0-4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Cheikh Mbodj, C 13 1-4 0-0 0-1 1 3 0 0 1 0 3 2
Jermaine Sanders, F 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
17-61 1-16 18-23 10 30 8 5 2 10 18 53
27.9% 6.3% 78.3%
Xavier Musketeers
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Andre Walker, F 27 1-2 0-0 0-0 4 9 4 2 1 3 2 2
Kenny Frease, C 28 6-12 0-0 1-2 3 13 1 1 4 2 1 13
Mark Lyons, G 32 6-11 3-5 4-4 0 1 4 0 1 3 4 19
Tu Holloway, G 39 5-10 1-5 6-6 0 2 6 1 0 2 0 17
Dezmine Wells, G-F 22 7-10 0-0 0-1 2 6 0 0 0 1 4 14
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Brad Redford, G 12 2-5 0-3 0-1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
Travis Taylor, F 13 0-3 0-0 1-2 1 2 0 0 1 1 4 1
Jeff Robinson, F 11 0-1 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Justin Martin, F 14 2-2 1-1 0-0 1 2 0 2 0 0 2 5
Dee Davis, G 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
29-56 5-14 13-18 11 35 16 6 8 12 19 76
51.8% 35.7% 72.2%

 

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