Post game update: HELL YEAH BABY. KENYON GIF
Yeah, I had nothing for the intro. Doug Gotlieb and someone who is good at their job on the call. UConn blasting Jock Jams before the tip, which UConn controls. UConn misses a turnaround, which Kilpatrick board. Dixon misses a long 3, Lamb the board. SK on Lamb. Lamb a 3 misses as the shot clock winds down. He gets the board and is fouled by Jackson. Bad pass stolen by Jackson. He throws a Magic pass away to the corner ruining the break, SK recovered. He gets a look from 3 after a reset but misses. Out on UC. Cash knocks a pass away as UConn comes back. First bucket by Lamb. He's looking to test SK's groin. Gross. Bad pass by Gates is nearly stolen by Drummond. Gates gets a quick shot from the elbow and it's an airball. Napier throws a pass away. Dixon a 3 that's wide open thanks to a Jackson screen. Giffey in the game for UConn after dude got lost on the screen. Drummond jumper no good, Oriakhi rebound and dunk. Too many offensive boards. Dixon a turnaround in Giffey's face. Bank. I called that for Dixon. Got your back, bff. Drummond misses, but Dixon steals the rebound. Dixon 3 no good. Long rebound and a fastbreak layup is goaltended. 6-5 UConn.
UC with the ball as we come back. Dixon to Jackson to SK to Wright, who fumbles but recovers and hits a floater. Pretty. Offensive foul on UConn. Cash stripped by SHABAZZ. Fastbreak layup and foul. Make. Cash a miss, but Gates gets position on Drummond, scores and is fouled. Nice. FT good. Foul on Jackson the other way. Parker in and so is a zone. Here comes Lamb. SK a 3 in Lambs face the other way. 13-11 Cats. Giffey posts up Dixon to tie. That's what everyone is doing to the UC zone. Horrible shot by Dixon. Other way and a bucket. Timeout Mick. UConn getting everything close. Brendon Allen hasn't played 7 games, didn't make the report and he was the one who made that bucket. 3 by SK the other way. Under 12, 16-15 Bearcats.
UConn has the ball. Shabazz passes and a tough 3 no good by someone. Drummond rebound, Napier misses, and now a rebounding foul. Parker running the point. Parker for 3. Kemba Walker at the game tonight. UC inbounds after a deflection. UConn didn't score. Bucket rolls in for Parker. UC up 6. Drummond hand off to Giffey for a missed layup, but dunk back by Smith. SK 3 no good, Napier uses it as a break. SK a 2 on an inbound play. Pass inside to Oriakhi and a foul on Parker. Drummond miss. A palming violation on Cash, his second turnover. Under 8, 23-19 UC.
UConn works the ball around before Shabazz misses a 3. Giffey board and he misses a 3. Parker board. Cash was a little slow getting off the court, so they stop play. But he's cool. Up the floor we go. Cash drills a 3 from Parker. Gates a steal. Cash to Parker in the corner for 3. Timeout Calhoun. 29-19 Cats. UC is 6-10 from 3. Oriakhi misses a mid-range. Smith misses. Parker misses a dunk attempt. Gates the board and is fouled. Parker might have been fouled. Gates at the line. Make. Make. Napier has the ball knocked away by Davis, but UConn recovers and draws a foul. Giffey a pass inside and that's 2 on Parker as he pushes. Bucket inside is good by Napier. SK an airball. Shabazz a jumper. He's got 11. Davis a runner the other way. 3 from the corner by Giffey. Gates no good over AO. Napier drives and is fouled. Under 4. 33-26 UC.
Shabazz makes the first. Makes the second. He's got 13. Guards continue to not guard well. Dixon has the ball knocked away and a cheap whistle on Drummond. Late call and not a lot of contact. SK a near turnover. Open 3 Dixon is missed. Napier board. Drummond tried a drop pass but it was stolen. SK drives and is fouled. That's 2 on Drummond. SK make make. Lead to 7. Shabazz turnover. He's got 4. UConn has 7. Dixon to Sanders to Cash for 2 on a nice dribble hand off set. Another UConn turnover off another offensive board. Cash banks in a 3. UC up 12. 3 by Lamb. He hasn't scored in a long time. Gates baseline J no, Sanders to Dixon but misses a layup. Sanders called for a cheap foul on Olander. 1 and the bonus time. Make make. Both teams 5-5 at the line tonight. Cash has a floater blocked to Davis. Dixon drives loses it, UC recovers airball 3. Long shot no good by UConn. Last shot for the Cats. Dixon drive no. Follow no. Davis follow GOOD just before the buzzer.
UC with the ball to start half 2. Gates backs down Oriakhi and scores a jumper. Near steal for UC. Oriakhi blocked by Jackson, but the ball goes to Drummond who throw it down hard. UC gets a horrible shot because they run the Jackson on the wing set. UConn packs the lane and SK throws up a horrible shot. Drummond with a bad pass on a high low set. He's not been good there. Inbound for a Gates dunk. Shabazz quickly the other way. Cash no good for 3. Foul on Jackson the other way. Shot missed, Parker board and here we go. Parker drive, stops, turnaround and score. Olander inside, scores. Dixon misses. Giffey 3 from the corner. He half-heartedly pass faked and no one guarded him. SK blocked. Layup for Lamb. Here comes the crowd. Timeout Mick. He immediately talked to SK about falling for the Giffey ball fake. Here come the Cats. And they throw it away. 14:55 left, 48-44 UC.
Parker trying to encourage the guys as they come back on D. Lamb misses in the paint, gets it right back and scores. Danger zone. Gates has the ball knocked out by Drummond on an entry pass. SK too hard off the inbound and is called for a silly foul once Giffey gets the board. Shabazz shakes Davis but misses a 3. Parker drive and kick but SK misses. Weak side board for Gates and is put back is goaltended. Drummond went up high to block that. Drive and a high floater is nearly dunked back by Drummond, ball off UC. The house would have come down if he made that. Inside to Drummond, who dunks. No a foul is called. There was no foul there. Cheap. Shabazz buries a J anyway. So long advantage. Dixon to Parker misses a 3. JJ tips the board to Dixon. Dixon drives and misses a jumper. Fast break dunk for Drummond. Gates blocked. JJ board and stripped. Tie up. 11:14 left. 2 on the shot clock.
UC can't get a shot off the inbound. Shot clock violation. Napier dribbles and then passes to Smith for a layup. SK no good, put back no good. Smith fouled inside by Jackson. That's 4 with 10 minutes left. Oriakhi misses a shot on Gates. Cash with a bad pass to Gates and it's stolen. No, foul on Oriakhi. Dixon up top off the right wing, to Parker who drives and misses. UC boards. Cash up top. Pass to Parker to Dixon in the corner for 3. Ball batted around. Nice pass to Giffey for a layup by Shabazz. Loose change on Napier the other end. Giffey gets a cheap whistle. SK to Dixon up top. Dixon to Parker, who spins down the lane and scores. Oriakhi a turner in the lane, no good. Rebounding foul on Cash. 55-54 at the under 7.
Lamb has the ball up top. In to Drummond, who is fouled by SK. FT banks no good. Second is long. First free throws of the half for either club. Parker misses a 3. Lamb a 3 and is fouled by SK. Stupid foul, Sean. Make make make. Cash for 3. UC back in front. Wild layup attempt by Lamb, but UConn recovers. Long 3 as the clock runs down no good. Cash with a travel. Shabazz up top. To Giffey to Lamb, who drives and throws a lob to no one for a turnover. SK drives and kicks to Dixon, 3 missed. Gates tip back. Double double for Gates. Timeout UConn. 5 minutes left. High low again, Drummond to Smith. Jackson blocks it. Other way we go. Getting turnovers again. Dixon from the elbow. 5 point lead. Napier no good. Gates board. Foul on UConn. 3:37 left. 62-57 Cincinnati.
Here we go. Dixon up top. He does his fancy dribbling expo. To Cash. Dixon a 3 no good. Napier drives and falls down. Travel. UConn with a press. SK in the corner for 3. BOOM BITCH. Here comes UConn. 10-0 run. UConn doesn't ahve a FG in 6 minutes. Gates tips a missed 3 to Dixon. SK 3 no good. 2 minutes left. Alley oop no good. Drummond couldn't get it down. Basket interference called as he hung on the rim. Blew that one. Let's close baby. UConn fouling. SK to the line for the 1-1. Missed. Napier 3. 5 point game. Dixon to the line. Make miss. Napier airball. That was a stupid shot. SK is fouled. Missed again. Napier drills a 3. 63 seconds left, 3 point game. Timeout Mick with 54 seconds left. Wanted to see what UConn was showing. Gotta score here. Cash dribbles. Dixon up to. DRives to the foul line no good. Tapped back to Napier. Napier drives and is fouled. Make. Miss. Dixon fouled with 18.9 left. Make. Miss. Holy fuck NBA range. KILLA FOR FUCKING 3. LEFT THE HAND UP. Both teams call timeouts. Here we go. Giffey from 3/4 court RIM. WIN. 7 straight Big East road wins. 5-1 in the league. Second place. Fuck yeah. My god, I love this team. Hugs and high fives all around. Kenyon gifs all around. Forever.
Box score via ESPN
|Yancy Gates, F||36||5-10||0-0||3-3||5||12||0||0||0||0||1||13|
|Justin Jackson, F||19||0-1||0-0||0-0||3||4||1||1||1||0||4||0|
|Dion Dixon, G||38||4-17||2-8||2-4||1||2||2||0||0||0||0||12|
|Cashmere Wright, G||29||5-6||3-4||0-0||1||1||5||1||0||4||2||13|
|Sean Kilpatrick, G||37||5-15||4-9||2-4||0||4||0||2||0||0||3||16|
|Jaquon Parker, G||20||5-10||2-4||0-0||0||4||1||0||0||0||3||12|
|Jeremiah Davis, G||9||2-3||0-1||0-0||1||1||0||1||0||1||1||4|
|Cheikh Mbodj, C||7||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Jermaine Sanders, F||5||0-0||0-0||0-0||1||1||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Alex Oriakhi, F-C||26||1-7||0-0||0-0||3||6||2||0||0||0||1||2|
|DeAndre Daniels, F||6||0-1||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Andre Drummond, C||28||2-9||0-0||0-2||3||6||0||0||1||3||2||4|
|Shabazz Napier, G||38||10-19||3-8||4-5||0||5||7||2||0||5||3||27|
|Jeremy Lamb, G-F||40||5-12||1-5||3-3||3||8||5||0||1||3||1||14|
|Niels Giffey, G-F||34||4-6||2-3||0-0||2||6||0||0||0||0||4||10|
|Tyler Olander, F||7||1-1||0-0||2-2||0||2||1||0||0||0||0||4|
|Roscoe Smith, F||19||2-3||0-0||0-0||2||5||0||0||2||0||3||4|
|Brendan Allen, G||2||1-1||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|