The 2013 seniors will see their last home action on Saturday afternoon. Let's take a look at their journey to their final home game. We'll start with Alex Eppensteiner.
Alex Eppensteiner came to Cincinnati from Elder high school. He's spent most of his career as a walk on before becoming a scholarship player this season. Eppensteiner has played 25 games in his career. He has attempted 13 shots, making 4 of them. He's 1-3 from 3. He's 4-8 at the free throw line. That adds up to 13 points. Alex has 6 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals.
Eppensteiner saw his first action in the second game of the season. He missed his first career shot. He played 5 minutes against Tennessee State but also missed his only shot. Alex missed his first 3 and missed his first 2 free throw attempts against Cal State Bakersfield. Eppensteiner played a minute in the NIT game against Weber State and got on the floor as the Dayton game ended. That was all his freshman year.
Alex's sophomore season saw him play in a couple of games but not do anything. Then against Georgia Southern, he got to the foul line and scored his first career points. He played against St Francis and then not against until senior day against Georgetown. Nearly 2 years ago to the day, he scored his first field goal against Georgetown. Eppensteiner played against USF in the Big East tournament and Missouri in the NCAA tournament.
Alex got action in the first game of his senior season, but didn't score. He didn't attempt a shot in the first 4 games he played. Against Arkansas Pine-Bluff, he scored a bucket. Eppensteiner made his first career 3 the following game against Chicago State. He took a career high 3 field goal attempts. Alex sat until February. He played 2 minutes in a blowout win over St John's, where he scored a free throw. He played the next game against Marquette but didn't score.
This season started with Alex playing in the first 3 games. He missed his only shot in the opener and didn't attempt one in the second game. Against North Carolina A&T, Eppensteiner hit a free throw for his first point of the season. He went 0-2 against Arkansas Little-Rock. In his last appearance of the season, Alex scored 2 points against Maryland Eastern-Shore.
Alex Eppensteiner is always fun to root for. Hopefully he will start against USF, even if he just plays a minute. I loved when Huggins started the walk ons when he was the coach. I hope Mick does the same. Even if Eppensteiner just fouls right after the tip.