Hoyas win the tip. Missed dunk and UC the rebound. Killa to Parker to Cash, Cash drives and misses. Lubick made him alter the shot a lot. 3 from the corner is good by Thompson. Bearcats turn it over. Pass right to Gates. SK drives and scores. Smart drive by SK. Sims misses from the top of the key. They had Lubick posted on Parker. Interesting. Parker drives and kicks. Around the perimeter and Dixon misses a 3. Pass inside tipped by Gates and stolen by Parker. SK to Gates on the block and he misses. Lubick off the glass for 2. Parker for 3 is long. Georgetown the other way. Lubicks under the basket kick out for 3 not good, Lubick rebound and he's fouled by Cash. Pass to Sims in the box and he misses after a nice move. Lucky break. Sims is 0-3. Drive and kick by Cash, 3 missed by Killa. Hoyas the other way. Clark nails a jumper off a screen from Sims. Dixon completely lost him. Another miss for UC. Sims has the ball knocked loose. 14:47 left in the half, 7-2 Hoyas.
Georgetown ball under the basket. Gates on Lubick now. Lubick misses a fade away as the shot clock runs down, but the ball goes off UC. Parker is on Porter. Now Jackson is in for Parker. Starks makes a strong move to the basket, blowing by Cash for 2. Gates misses and misses a tip. Lubick backs Gates in and kicks out. Lubick tried a backdoor pass but it was awful. Cash 3 misses but the rebound went right to SK who blew the put back. Ball went off of Georgetown. Inbound pass to no one because no one moved. Cash picks up his second foul on the other end. Mbodj checked in for Gates. Davis is in for Wright. UC with some ball movement. SK drives into the zone and is held by Porter. Dixon a spin move fade away from the elbow for some points. Georgetown beautifully breaks the press for a layup. The ball barely touched the court. 3 by Dixon from Davis. Pass batted away by Davis out of bounds. 11:09 left in the half, 11-7.
Georgetown inbounds from in front of the UC bench. Gates still out as we come back. Inbound stolen by Jackson who is fouled on the other end as he finishes a dunk. Nice play by JJ. He makes the freebie. That was just a lazy inbound pass. Another Hoya miss. There is something weird with the mics on the Georgetown basket. Kilpatrick drives to the basket and is fouled. He's going to the line. Make make. UC in the lead. Gates a near steal on a pass and the ball goes out of bounds. Big collision near the bench and Ge'Lawn Guyn is hurt. He took a shot in the head from Greg Whittington. Another steal for the Bearcats. Kilpatrick the other way for a layup. Timeout Georgetown. Guyn looks very shaken up. Georgetown turns the ball over. Dixon scores. Sims a dunk. Jackson airballs a 3. Georgetown does something that I missed because I was talking to someone on twitter. Dixon a pull up. He's got 9. He's pumped up. Sims a layup from Lubick. The Bearcats couldn't stop the ball on the zone press. Backdoor cut by SK is blocked. Dixon throws up a 3 with the shot clock running out. Gates a foul in the post. Under 7 to go, 18-15 Bearcats.
Dixon has 9 on 4-6, the rest of the team 9 on 3-13. That's a good stat. 6 steals for UC. 7 Hoya turnovers. They are 7-15. Starks a 3 from Whittington. Nice ball movement. We are tied. SK a long 3 that's no good. That was not a good shot. The Bearcats knock a pass out of bounds under the basket. Clark goes hard to the basket for 2 and Georgetown back in the lead. They are on a 7-0 run. Dixon pull up for the elbow. Wooooooooooo he says. And I say. Someone yells "Oh shit," on a Starks drive and miss. Probably Starks. Dixon threw what looked like a lob at the basket. Mbodj didn't move. It was awkward. Starks a pull up after a nice pass out no good. Guys on the floor for the board, UC comes away with it. Moving screen by 13. 3:51 to go in the half, we have a tie at 20.
ESPNU has some shit games coming up this week. Georgetown has the ball. They go in, out, back in, back out. Turnaround for Thompson, who had a big size advantage on Parker. Jackson gets a pass inside, pump, pump, goes up and scores with a foul. Nice job, JJ. Makes the free throw. 3 pointer by Thompson. Wide open. Gotta guard that guy. There is something with the microphone on the one basket and it's driving me crazy. Jackson a nice pass to Dixon, miss, Gates miss, other way. A steal for UC, SK the other way for a layup. Thompson another open 3. SK for 3 on the wing. Shot inside comes off. SK rebound. Jackson a little drive and dish to Gates, who draws a foul. Make make. Great foul shooting by the bigs this half. UC back in front. 1 minute to go. Another steal. This one by SK. He drives too far and is called for a charge. That was a cheap one. Backdoor cut and a beauty by Clark for a basket and foul. Dixon got lost. Kilpatrick got the foul. FT good. UC should have the last shot. The crowd boos Dixon dribbling between his legs for 10 seconds. Dixon drives and his layup is goaltended. That was stupid. Thompson a double pump 3 goes in to give the Hoyas the lead at the half. Georgetown 34 Cincinnati 32.
Dixon 13, Kilpatrick 11, Jackson 6. 8 steals for UC. Thompson 14, Clark 7, Starks 5. UC 43%, Hoyas 56%.
UC the ball to start the half. Dixon steps into a 3 that's long. Rebounding foul on Lubick. Jackson starts the second half. Dixon misses a 3 after some nice ball movement. No one stops the ball and a layup for Clark. Clark and Thompson haven't missed. The ESPNU announcer says the same thing. SK from the corner for 3. Sims drills a shot from the foul line. Worked the zone. SK drives on Thompson and is fouled. Kilpatrick to the line. Make make. The mic on the rim is driving me nuts. Wright goes for a steal and misses, but UC recovers. Lubick tries to feed Thompson, but his pass is out of bounds. SK drives on a curl and scores a layup. Starks gets the lead back with a 3. Poor d by Cash. He misses a turnaround. Jackson a rebounding foul. Cash was like "Oh I'm supposed to guard him," on that Starks 3. Wright a steal. Pass to Jackson and JJ loses it out of bounds. 15:49, 41-39 Hoyas.
Georgetown brings it up against the press and gets into their offense. Killa gets tangled with Thompson. 3 on SK. Clark hits a 17 footer. Cheap foul on Whittington up top. Long 2 by SK is good. He's got 20. He brought his scoring shoes tonight. Porter a high low with Lubick that results in a Lubick layup. UC tries high low and the ball is knocked out off the Hoyas. Whistle on a quick shot. Someone in the stands yells "Three blind mice." Jackson at the line, make, miss. UC 9-10 at the line. Porter gets to the box. Passes to a wide open Lubick under the basket. Ugh. SK drives, scores and is fouled. He misses the FT. 3 point game. Porter has to take a wild drive with the shot clock winding down. Late foul on Jackson. 1 second on the clock. That was trash. Porter makes for his first point and again for his second. Thompson back in. SK a strong drive to the basket for a layup. 22 drives an misses. UC has to reset the offense at 10. Cash a pull up off a Mbodj screen misses. Didn't like that shot. What a pass by Lubick to Porter under the basket. Wow. That drew a timeout from Mick. The Hoyas are 21-33. Yet, UC only down 5. 13 puts up a weird shot, but Dixon tips it back. UC is shooting pretty good this half as well. First 2 of the half for Dixon. Hoyas are 7-8 this half, 2 turnovers. Sims a pass to Porter for a layup. The Bearcats go inside to Gates who scores. 13 a rebound. Mbodj a layup off a nice Dixon drive. UC is playing some great offense as well. This has been an excellent offensive half for both teams. Sims a 15 footer from the left elbow. Dixon misses from inside the elbow. Gates goes up for a dunk and is REJECTED by Sims. Timeout Georgetown. No one stops Clark on a dribble drive and he gets an easy layup. He hasn't missed a shot. Sk floater no. Tip no. Gates stripped. Sims a quick jumper no. SK ran into someone with the rebound and turns it over. Foul on a hedge by Cash. That's 3. This is the first media break. 7:28 left, Hoyas by 5.
The Hoyas bring it in and start the moving. UC goes zone. Cross court pass by Clark is stolen by Dixon. We got the other way and Dixon is fouled. He'll go to the line when we come back. Still 57-52.
Best friend at the line shooting 2. He makes the first on the noisy rim. Missed the second. Open shot from Porter no good, but no one puts a body on Lubick and he scores a put back. Cash got an open look at a runner when Lubick left his spot, but missed. Ball of a the Hoyas. Cash drives baseline after getting the ball back on the inbound, passes to Gates. Foul on the Hoyas. 1-1 time. Gates misses. Sims from the elbow is no good. Mainly because Dixon fouled him. The Hoyas have put UC to school offensively. Sims is short on the first shot. Second rims out. Rebound deflected out to Cash, who races up the court and hits SK for 3. Sims a travel. Career high for SK. Pass out to Cash. He thought about shooting, then drove without dribbling. That's illegal. Thompson misses a 17 footer. Lubick the rebound and gets fouled. 4 on Cash. Inbound pass to Dixon. He's blocked by Clark on a layup attempt. Quick miss and the Hoyas have it. Thompson loses the ball on a late drive. 12 steals. Cash for 3 no good. Sims saves the rebound. Timeout Hoyas. Thompson gets caught in the air and throws the ball away. Cash the other way. Pass to Gates for a dunk. Sims has the ball knocked away, but recovers. The crowd wanted a foul. There is one on Jackson. 2:27 left, 59-58.
Otto Porter at the line for the 1-1. He misses. Dixon rebound. Nice pass from SK to Gates, who is fouled. 2 shots for Gates. Make make. lead. Sims gets the ball at the elbow and is fouled by Jackson. That's on the pass. He'll be shooting the 1-1. Make make. Lead Hoyas. Dixon drves and gets a goaltend called. The ball hit the glass, that's a good call. Porter was on Dixon, total mismatch. Gates gets a foul on Clark. Silly foul. Make. Tie game. Miss. Cash drives on Porter, getting fouled. Otto can't guard the guards. Cash will be shooting 2. Make make. 64-62 UC. 67 seconds left. Davis gets beat by Starks, shot no good. Ball out on UC. Porter was out of position. 48.2 left. Timeout Hoyas. The Bearcats have the arrow and 3 timeouts. The Hoyas have 1. Double bonus for both teams. Porter has to drive with 5 seconds left, miss, batted out to the Hoyas. Timeout with 24 seconds left. No more Hoya timeouts. No shot clock. Timeout UC. Wasting a lot of time. Porter goes baseline and turns it over. Inbound to Dixon nearly stolen, but a foul on Clark. Make. Timeout Cincinnati. Mick has to be telling guys to foul if Dixon misses. Dixon makes. Starks to the rim and scores. Quick foul. 1.5 left. Dixon makes. Make. Cincinnati walks out of Georgetown with a 68-64 win. That is huge. 13-4, 3-1. That's a signature win. The Bearcats own the Hoyas now. 27 from Killa, 22 from Dixon. The world is a happy place tonight.
Box score from ESPN
|Sean Kilpatrick, G||10-16||3-5||4-5||2||3||0||3||0||1||3||27|
|Dion Dixon, G||8-15||1-3||5-6||1||3||2||3||0||1||1||22|
|Yancy Gates, F||2-6||0-0||4-5||3||7||0||2||0||1||2||8|
|Justin Jackson, F||2-3||0-1||3-4||0||0||0||1||0||1||4||7|
|Cashmere Wright, G||0-6||0-1||2-2||0||3||4||2||0||3||4||2|
|Cheikh Mbodj, C||1-2||0-0||0-0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|Jaquon Parker, G||0-1||0-1||0-0||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Jermaine Sanders, F||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||1||1||1||0||1||0||0|
|Jeremiah Davis, G||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Jason Clark, G||6-7||0-1||2-3||0||2||2||1||1||4||2||14|
|Hollis Thompson, F||5-6||4-4||0-0||1||6||3||1||1||2||3||14|
|Henry Sims, C||4-9||0-0||2-4||1||3||2||1||2||5||1||10|
|Markel Starks, G||4-8||2-4||0-0||0||3||1||1||0||0||1||10|
|Nate Lubick, F||4-5||0-0||0-0||3||8||4||0||0||2||2||8|
|Otto Porter, F||2-7||0-1||2-3||0||1||2||0||0||2||3||6|
|Greg Whittington, F||1-1||0-0||0-0||1||2||1||0||0||2||2||2|
|Jabril Trawick, G||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Mikael Hopkins, F||0-1||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|