Cincinnati vs. Syracuse: Full Game Preview

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Cincinnati vs. Syracuse: Full Game Preview
Cincinnati
(16-3, 5-0 away)
(6) Syracuse
(17-1, 12-0 home)
Venue: Carrier Dome
3:30PM ET / 12:30PM PT, January 21, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Cincinnati S Kilpatrick 18.3 T Rubles 6.1 C Wright 3.7
Syracuse B Triche 14.6 C Fair 7.1 M Carter-Williams 9.3

On Monday, No. 6 Syracuse welcomes Cincinnati at Carrier Dome. Tip-off is at 3:30 EST and you can catch it on ESPN. The Orange are 4-1 against the Bearcats over the last four years. They lost 71-68 the last time they played (3/9/2012).

Syracuse is 1st in the conference and Cincinnati is 4th. Both teams continue to jockey for position. Syracuse has won its last seven games.

The Orange got past Louisville 70-68 on January 19th with the help of 23 points and 6 rebounds from Brandon Triche. His 14.6 points per game is the highest mark on the team. For the Bearcats, Sean Kilpatrick put up 36 points in the 71-69 win over Marquette on January 19th. His 18.3 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

Cincinnati StatSmack

  • Michael Carter-Williams is ranked 1st nationally in assists and 6th nationally in steals.
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Syracuse has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Cincinnati (22 vs 8).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Syracuse is superior to Cincinnati (Latest AP Poll: #7 vs #14).
  • At least you keep showing up. Syracuse has an average margin of victory of 12 over Cincinnati in 7 wins since 2005.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Syracuse has a stronger schedule than Cincinnati this season (SOS Rank: #118 vs #159).
  • Syracuse has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Cincinnati (1 vs 0).
  • We win when it counts, too. Syracuse has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Cincinnati (16 vs 5).
  • Syracuse is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Syracuse is 220 lbs compared to 213 lbs for Cincinnati.
  • Rakeem Christmas is ranked 32nd nationally in blocks.
  • The only thing that matters. Syracuse has more NCAA Championships over the last 10 years than Cincinnati (1 vs 0).
  • Syracuse is better at defending the three (26.4% allowed vs 29.6% allowed) than Cincinnati this season.
Cinci Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Sean Kilpatrick 32 18 5 2 1 0 2
B Cashmere Wright 28 15 3 4 2 0 2
B JaQuon Parker 28 11 5 2 1 0 2
C+ Titus Rubles 21 7 6 2 1 0 2
C+ Cheikh Mbodj 19 5 5 0 0 3 1
C Justin Jackson 19 4 5 1 1 1 2
C David Nyarsuk 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
C J. Sanders 13 4 2 1 0 0 1
C- S. Thomas 12 3 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Ge`Lawn Guyn 12 3 1 1 0 0 1
D+ J. Davis III 11 6 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Kelvin Gaines 6 1 2 0 0 1 0
D A. Eppensteiner 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
SU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- M. Carter-Williams 34 12 5 9 3 1 4
B+ C.J. Fair 31 13 7 1 1 1 2
B+ Brandon Triche 32 15 4 4 2 0 3
B J. Southerland 26 14 5 1 1 1 1
B- R. Christmas 22 7 6 0 1 2 1
C DaJuan Coleman 15 6 5 0 1 1 1
C Jerami Grant 14 5 3 0 0 1 1
C Baye Keita 14 4 4 0 1 1 1
C Trevor Cooney 13 5 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Noel Jones 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D M. Lyde-Cajuste 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Nolan Hart 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D G. Hoffmann 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Russ DeRemer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Albert Nassar 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
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