New Mexico vs. Cincinnati: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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New Mexico vs. Cincinnati: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
New Mexico 55
(13-1, 4-0 away)
(8) Cincinnati 54
(12-1, 10-1 home)
Venue: Fifth Third Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, December 27, 2012
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
New Mexico 22 33 55
Cincinnati 26 28 54
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
New Mexico K Williams 14 A Kirk 7 K Williams 4
Cincinnati S Kilpatrick 18 S Kilpatrick 6 C Wright 3

On Thursday, December 27th, No. 8 Cincinnati took on New Mexico and was upset by the Lobos 55-54. Cheikh Mbodj put up four points plus 10 rebounds in a losing effort. Sean Kilpatrick had a team-high 15 points and added four rebounds. For the Lobos, Alex Kirk got 15 points and seven rebounds. Cincinnati (12-1, 0-0 Big East) takes on 24th-ranked Pittsburgh (12-1, 0-0 Big East) on Monday, December 31st on the road.

Cincinnati Game Notes

  • Cincinnati started 12-1 during the 2004, 2001, and 1999 seasons (since 1996).
  • Cincinnati set season lows for field goals made, field goal percentage, free throws made, and total points.
  • The Bearcats have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past 6 games.
  • Cincinnati has turned the ball over less than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 1st loss of the season where the Bearcats opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 9th game at home this season--Cincinnati has a 23.9 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Cheikh Mbodj recorded a team season high in offensive rebounds with 6.
  • Sean Kilpatrick tallied a team season high in three pointers attempted with 13.
  • The top two scorers (Sean Kilpatrick and JaQuon Parker) accounted for 53.7% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Cheikh Mbodj and Justin Jackson) accounted for 45.0% of the rebounds.
  • Sean Kilpatrick has led the team in scoring in 8 out of 13 games this season.
  • JaQuon Parker has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Sean Kilpatrick has 13 straight double-digit point games.
  • Cheikh Mbodj recorded the 1st double-digit rebound game of his career.

New Mexico Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Kendall Williams and Alex Kirk) accounted for 56.3% of the points.
  • Kendall Williams has led the team in scoring 7 times in 14 games this season.
  • Alex Kirk has led the team in rebounding 9 times in 14 games this season.
  • Kendall Williams has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • Hugh Greenwood set a career high with 8 assists.
  • Tony Snell has 4 straight double-digit point games.
Lobos PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AAlex Kirk291570131
AC. Bairstow14760011
B-K. Williams371631005
C+Tony Snell271031001
C+Hugh Greenwood27038003
CChad Adams30240100
CJamal Fenton11014001
CD. Walker17521002
-C. Thomas4000000
-Nick Banyard4000000
Cinci PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Cheikh Mbodj314101031
B+Sean Kilpatrick341542100
B+Cashmere Wright271234102
BJaQuon Parker361462004
BJustin Jackson21081310
CS. Thomas18510201
D+Titus Rubles15221003
-David Nyarsuk9200000
-J. Sanders5010000
-Ge`Lawn Guyn4000000

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