Rutgers vs. Cincinnati: Full Game Preview

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Rutgers vs. Cincinnati: Full Game Preview
Rutgers
(12-7, 3-4 away)
(24) Cincinnati
(16-4, 11-3 home)
Venue: Fifth Third Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Rutgers E Carter 15.4 D Miller 5.9 D Miller 2.7
Cincinnati S Kilpatrick 18.4 T Rubles 6.1 C Wright 3.5

On Wednesday, No. 24 Cincinnati plays host to Rutgers at Fifth Third Arena. The game tips off at 7:00 EST and you can see it on SNY, BEN, FSN-OH. The Bearcats beat the Scarlet Knights 68-58 on January 12th and are 5-1 against them over the last four years.

Cincinnati is currently in 5th place in the conference and Rutgers is in 11th.

The Bearcats were defeated by Syracuse 57-55 on January 21st despite 21 points and 5 rebounds from Sean Kilpatrick. At 18.4, he paces the team in points per game. The Scarlet Knights were defeated by Connecticut 66-54 on January 27th despite 21 points from Jerome Seagears. He contributes 2.4 assists per game in addition to his 5.4 points per game.

Rutgers StatSmack

  • How does our back look? Cincinnati is ranked higher than Rutgers in the Big East (#5 vs #11).
  • We beat real teams. Cincinnati has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Rutgers this season (4 vs 1).
  • The Cincinnati steals leader (Cashmere Wright) has more steals than the Rutgers steals leader (Myles Mack).
  • AP voters think more highly of Cincinnati and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Rutgers (59 vs 0).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Cincinnati has come back to win after being down at half against Rutgers 4 times since 2007.
  • Boom! Cincinnati crushed Rutgers by 10 points the last time they played (Jan 12, 2013).
  • Cincinnati is better under pressure, and has defeated Rutgers in 3 out of the last 4 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Cincinnati currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (956 to 952) than Rutgers, per the NCAA.
  • Cashmere Wright is ranked 3rd in the Big East in three-pointers and 5th in the Big East in steals.
  • David Nyarsuk is ranked 7th in the Big East in blocks.
  • The Cincinnati assist leader (Cashmere Wright) has more assists than the Rutgers assist leader (Dane Miller).
RU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Eli Carter 29 15 3 2 1 0 3
B- Myles Mack 28 13 3 3 2 0 2
C+ Dane Miller 27 8 6 3 1 1 2
C Wally Judge 23 8 6 1 1 1 2
C Jerome Seagears 25 5 2 2 1 0 1
C Kadeem Jack 17 5 5 0 0 1 1
C- Mike Poole 18 5 3 1 1 0 1
C- Austin Johnson 17 6 2 1 0 0 1
D Malick Kone 11 3 2 0 1 0 1
D Derrick Randall 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Logan Kelley 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
D Jalen Hyde 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
D Vincent Garrett 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
Cinci Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Sean Kilpatrick 33 18 5 2 1 0 2
B Cashmere Wright 28 15 3 3 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 20 5 5 0 0 2 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 11 3 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Ge`Lawn Guyn 12 2 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
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