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Cincinnati vs Iowa State Preview

Tonight at 6:30 on the CBS Sports Network, the #20 Cincinnati Bearcats take their show into Las Vegas for the Global Sports Thing to play the Iowa State Cyclones. Both teams have half of their wins against North Carolina A&T and Campbell. Neither team struggled too much with either. Iowa State hasn't played a game within 20 points so far this season. Cincinnati has played 1 within 33 points. Neither team has exactly challenged themselves. That's what makes tonight such an interesting game. We will definitely find out who is living up to their margin of victory. 

Record: 4-0

Rank: 20/22

Spread: UC -4

Minutes

  1. Sean Kilpatrick 27
  2. Cashmere Wright 22.75
  3. JaQuon Parker 21
  4. Titus Rubles 18.25
  5. Cheikh Mbodj 17.25

Points

  1. Sean Kilpatrick 19.5
  2. Cashmere Wright 17
  3. JaQuon Parker 11.25
  4. David Nyarsuk 7.25
  5. Titus Rubles 6.75

Free Throw %

  1. Jeremiah Davis 83
  2. Cashmere Wright 71.4
  3. Ge'Lawn Guyn 71.4
  4. David Nyarsuk 60
  5. JaQuon Parker 58.8

3 Pointers Made (%)

  1. Cashmere Wright 14 (50%)
  2. Sean Kilpatrick 13 (44.8%)
  3. JaQuon Parker 5 (50%)
  4. Jeremiah Davis 3 (33%)
  5. Ge'Lawn Guyn 2 (66.7%)
  6. Titus Rubles 1 (20%)

Rebounding

  1. Justin Jackson 8
  2. Sean Kilpatrick 6.75
  3. Titus Rubles 5.75
  4. JaQuon Parker 5.25
  5. Cheikh Mbodj 5

Assists

  1. Titus Rubles 14
  2. Cashmere Wright 12
  3. JaQuon Parker 11
  4. Sean Kilpatrick 10
  5. Justin Jackson / Shaquille Thomas / Jermaine Sanders 6

Turnovers

  1. Justin Jackson 13
  2. Cashmere Wright 9
  3. Titus Rubles 6
  4. Sean Kilpatrick 6
  5. Shaquille Thomas / David Nyarsuk / Jermaine Sanders 5

Steals

  1. Cashmere Wright 10
  2. Justin Jackson 5
  3. Sean Kilpatrick 5
  4. Titus Rubles 4
  5. JaQuon Parker 4

Blocks

  1. Cheikh Mbodj 14
  2. David Nyarsuk 8
  3. Justin Jackson 4
  4. Kelvin Gaines 4
  5. Titus Rubles / Ge'Lawn Guyn 2 

Record: 4-0

Minutes

  1. Chris Babb 29
  2. Will Clyburn 28
  3. Korie Lucious 25
  4. Georges Niang 23.25
  5. Tyrus McGee 23

Points

  1. Will Clyburn 15
  2. Georges Niang 14.25
  3. Tyrus McGee 13.75
  4. Melvin Ejim 11
  5. Percy Gibson 9.25

FT %

  1. Tyrus McGee 80
  2. Percy Gibson 77.8
  3. Georges Niang 76.5
  4. Will Clyburn 75
  5. Anthony Booker 66.7

3 Pointers Made (3 %)

  1. Tyrus McGee 13 (54.2%)
  2. Korie Lucious 7 (35%)
  3. Melvin Ejim 5 (50%)
  4. Georges Niang 4 (57.1%)
  5. Will Clyburn 3 (25%)
  6. Chris Babb 3 (30%)
  7. Naz Long 3 (27.3%)
  8. Anthony Booker 2 (33%)

Rebounding

  1. Melvin Ejim 8.25
  2. Will Clyburn 8.25
  3. Georges Niang 7
  4. Percy Gibson 5.75
  5. Anthony Booker 5.25

Assists

  1. Korie Lucious 22
  2. Will Clyburn 12
  3. Naz Long 10
  4. Georges Niang 9
  5. Melvin Ejim / Tyrus McGee 3

Turnovers

  1. Korie Lucious 16
  2. Will Clyburn 11
  3. Naz Long 9
  4. Georges Niang 6
  5. Melvin Ejim 5

Steals

  1. Tyrus McGee 7
  2. Georges Niang 6
  3. Korie Lucious 5
  4. Will Clyburn 5
  5. Melvin Ejim 4

Blocks

  1. Anthony Booker 7
  2. Tyrus McGee 6
  3. Percy Gibson 4
  4. Melvin Ejim 3
  5. Georges Niang / Chris Babb 2
  6. Will Clyburn 1

Georges Niang hasn't started a game for Iowa State, but he plays starter minutes. That's something to keep in mind when he's not out there to start the game. He's like our Titus Rubles. 

Will Clyburn is like our Sean Kilpatrick. He's a 6'7 guard/forward. He played at Utah a couple of years ago. He's a very good shooter. His slow start from 3 should be taken lightly. He's a good player. It's going to be a tough matchup for Kilpatrick. It's going to be a fun match up to watch. 

Cashmere Wright vs Korie Lucious should be another good matchup. Lucious is the former Michigan State Spartan. Cash has turned guys over with regularity this season. Lucious has been turnover prone. I don't know how good a defender Lucious is, but he is going to have his hands full with Cash. 

Iowa State is not a big team. Gibson is their tallest player at 6'9. UC is going to play a 6'11 and 7'1 center. The bigs were absolutely horrible on Tuesday night. An effort like that will probably mean UC is in a whole lot of trouble tonight. Let alone tomorrow if they end up playing UNLV. Mbodj and Jackson don't have to score. They have to defend, rebound and stay out of foul trouble. Iowa State is getting 60.2% of rebounds. UC is getting 60.4%. This is a huge thing to watch. I don't know if Mbodj can do that. I would love to see UC go more athletic with their lineup. 

Someone off the bench is going to have to score. I think this could be the scoring breakout game for Titus Rubles. Guyn taking shots would be a big help. If UC could get anything from a Sanders, a Davis, a Thomas, that  would be gravy. 

I have no idea what to expect tonight. That's a good thing, I think. I can't wait to watch. 

Cincinnati 75 Iowa State 70

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