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Cincinnati vs Arkansas-Little Rock Preview

Tonight at 7 on Fox Sports Ohio, the Cincinnati Bearcats step on the court against the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans. Basketball has been lost in the shuffle this week with all the coaching rumors. Playing teams like UALR doesn't really help matters because UALR isn't very good. Cincinnati plays a pretty tough non-conference slate coming up, but the next two games aren't part of that. Especially Saturday's game. That is a joke. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. UALR is a Sun Belt team. A Sun Belt team that lost to Ole Miss by 40 points. They are decent enough to beat other middling teams like Milwaukee, Troy and SMU, but they aren't good enough to teams with elite level talent like South Carolina (who is awful), Ole Miss and Louisiana Tech. That is no excuse to not fill up 5/3 and root the Bearcats to victory. Show up. Be loud. Go Cincinnati.

Record: 7-0

Rank: 11/12

Home: 5-0

Spread: -20

Minutes

  1. Sean Kilpatrick 30.8
  2. Cashmere Wright 25.5
  3. JaQuon Parker 24.2
  4. Titus Rubles 20.2
  5. Justin Jackson 17.7

Points

  1. Sean Kilpatrick 19.8
  2. Cashmere Wright 15.2
  3. JaQuon Parker 10.8
  4. Titus Rubles 8.5
  5. Cheikh Mbodj 5

Field Goal %

  1. David Nyarsuk 57.7
  2. Jermaine Sanders 55
  3. Ge'Lawn Guyn 50
  4. Sean Kilpatrick 48.9
  5. Cheikh Mbodj 48

Free Throw %

  1. Jeremiah Davis 83.3 (5-6)
  2. Cashmere Wright 77.8
  3. Sean Kilpatrick 71.4
  4. Ge'Lawn Guyn 71.4 (5-7)
  5. Titus Rubles 61.9

3 Pointers Made (3 pt %)

  1. Cashmere Wright 19 (45.2)
  2. Sean Kilpatrick 19 (41.3)
  3. JaQuon Parker 8 (44)
  4. Jermaine Sanders 5 (60)
  5. Ge'Lawn Guyn 3 (50)
  6. Jeremiah Davis 3 (33)
  7. Titus Rubles 1 (8)

Rebounding

  1. Justin Jackson 6.4
  2. Sean Kilpatrick 6.4
  3. Titus Rubles 5.2
  4. Cheikh Mbodj 4.8
  5. JaQuon Parker 4.7

Assists

  1. Cashmere Wright 19
  2. Sean Kilpatrick 18
  3. Titus Rubles 16
  4. JaQuon Parker 13
  5. Justin Jackson 11

Turnovers

  1. Cashmere Wright 18
  2. Sean Kilpatrick 16
  3. Justin Jackson 15
  4. Titus Rubles 13
  5. JaQuon Parker 9

Steals

  1. Cashmere Wright 17
  2. Sean Kilpatrick 13
  3. Justin Jackson 8
  4. Titus Rubles 8
  5. JaQuon Parker 7

Blocks

  1. Cheikh Mbodj 20
  2. Justin Jackson 12
  3. David Nyarsuk 9
  4. Kelvin Gaines 4
  5. Titus Rubles 3

Record: 7-3

Road: 0-2

Minutes

  1. Will Neighbour 27.3
  2. James White 24.2
  3. Taggart Lockhart 23.5
  4. John Gillon 23
  5. Leroy Isler 22.1

Points

  1. Will Neigbhour 12.2
  2. John Gillon 11.4
  3. James White 9.7
  4. Leroy Isler 7
  5. Taggart Lockhart 6.6

Field Goal %

  1. Will Neighbour 52.1
  2. James White 51.9
  3. John Gillon 45.9
  4. Taggart Lockhart 43.8
  5. Josh Hagins 41.5

FT %

  1. John Gillon 87.5
  2. Kenny Osse 83.3 (5-6)
  3. Ben Dillard 80
  4. James White 71.4
  5. Josh Hagins 69.2

3 Pt Made (3 Pt %)

  1. John Gillon 18 (43.9)
  2. Taggart Lockhart 9 (39.1)
  3. Josh Hagins 7 (38.9)
  4. Will Neighbour 6 (30)
  5. Leroy Isler 5 (35.7)
  6. Ben Dillard 5 (29.4)

Rebounding

  1. Will Neighbour 6.3
  2. James White 5.6
  3. Leroy Isler 4.9
  4. Michael Javes 3.8
  5. Taggart Lockhart 3.3

Assists

  1. Josh Hagins 27
  2. John Gillon 26
  3. James White 22
  4. Taggart Lockhart 18
  5. Will Neighbour 14

Turnovers

  1. John Gillon 25
  2. Will Neighbour 21
  3. Josh Hagins 19
  4. Michael Javes 15
  5. Leroy Isler 14

Steals

  1. Leroy Isler 13
  2. Will Neighbour 12
  3. Taggart Lockhart 11
  4. Josh Hagins 10
  5. John Gillon / James White 6

Blocks

  1. Michael Javes 15
  2. James White 15
  3. Will Neighbour 11
  4. Leroy Isler 2
  5. Josh Hagins / Setson Billings 1 

If you want to see some up and down basketball, tune in tonight. UC goes at 74 possessions, UALR goes at 75.8. They are the 12th fastest team in the nation. 

Will Neighbour was voted preseason Sun Belt first team. 

UALR does 2 things pretty well. They guard the 3, opponents are shooting 26.7%, and they don't turn the ball over much, 13.7 a game. Those are the only statistical edges they have over UC besides free throw percentage. Everyone has that over UC because UC is ranked 308.

UALR doesn't rebound the ball very well. They get 34% of the offensive rebounds and 66% of the defensive. That should mean a lot of second chances for the Bearcats. 

I'm going to say that Titus Rubles drops at least 3 three pointers tonight. You gotta go bold at some point. Make me look smart, Titus.

I want to see the Arkansas-Little Rock version of James White dunk so bad. Don't let me down. 

I can't see this game being close. Cincinnati is just too damn good. 

Cincinnati 92 Arkansas-Little Rock 61

 

Scott

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