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ND 55, UC 39 – 15:16 2nd half
UC and ND traded baskets for a while, but now the Irish are carving up UC’s defense, using a lot of screens and back cuts to get layup after layup. More bad news for UC: Gates has picked up his third foul, although he stayed in the game.
Posted: 3/10/2011 8:16 PM in UC Athletics Blog
ND 40, UC 30 – halftime
Every time UC gets back to within five or seven points, the Irish knock down a three. They’ve made 8 of 16 from long range and most of those shots have been deflating for a team trying to stay close after falling behind by 12. UC is shooting just 37.5...
Posted: 3/10/2011 7:51 PM in UC Athletics Blog
ND 33, UC 26 – 2:42 1st half
UC is fortunate to be this close considering how badly it’s shooting and how well ND is shooting. The Bearcats are shooting 37.9 percent but have 9 offensive rebounds. Dion Dixon is keeping UC in the game with 10 points. He”s 4-5 and has made two 3-pointers....
Posted: 3/10/2011 7:42 PM in UC Athletics Blog
ND 26, UC 17 – 7:47 1st half
UC tried a zone momentarily, not a good idea the way this Notre Dame team shoots from long range. Tim Abromaitis immediately busted it with a trey. Abromaitis has 12 points and has made 4 of 5 from long range.
Posted: 3/10/2011 7:31 PM in UC Athletics Blog
ND 13, UC 10 – 11:51 1st half
Yancy Gates is not enjoying the freedom of movement around the basket that he had last night against USF. Defensively, the Bearcats have done a better job of getting down the floor to stop ND’s transition game. And Hansbrough has quieted down. The Bearcats...
Posted: 3/10/2011 7:23 PM in UC Athletics Blog
ND 13, UC 5 – 13:52 1st half
The Bearcats are having a hard time getting untracked offensively. They’re 2-7 while ND has already knocked down three treys, two by league player of the year Ben Hansbrough. The Irish are also looking to run, even after made baskets.
Posted: 3/10/2011 7:16 PM in UC Athletics Blog
What’s on the line
If UC wins tonight against No. 4 Notre Dame, it would be the highest ranked opponent the Bearcats have beaten since Feb. 22, 2003 when they beat Louisville, 101-80, at Fifth Third Arena. UC is 3-5 this season against Top 25 opponents, with the three wins...
Posted: 3/10/2011 6:32 PM in UC Athletics Blog
Big East Tournament GameThread
Take care of business boys so we can do another one of these tomorrow. Post Away and go Cats
Posted: 3/10/2011 6:00 PM in Down The Drive
My First Top Ten List From New York
David Letterman has this week off, so there's no chance of having another show revolve around my man Chuck Machock this year while I'm in New York for the Big East Tournament. (If you have no idea what I'm talking
Posted: 3/10/2011 3:55 PM in
Cincinnati v Notre Dame Preview
In a little under 5 hours, the Cincinnati Bearcats tip off their quarterfinal game of the Big East tournament against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Irish are the 2 seed. Many say they are playing for a potential 1 seed, especially with Pittsburgh...
Posted: 3/10/2011 2:22 PM in Bearcats Blog

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