Cincinnati vs. Providence: Full Game Preview

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Cincinnati vs. Providence: Full Game Preview
(17) Cincinnati
(18-4, 6-1 away)
Providence
(11-11, 9-5 home)
Venue: Dunkin' Donuts Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Cincinnati S Kilpatrick 18.5 T Rubles 6.0 C Wright 3.5
Providence B Cotton 21.4 L Henton 8.1 V Council 6.9

No. 17 Cincinnati travels to Dunkin' Donuts Center on Wednesday to take on Providence. The game gets underway at 7:00 EST and you can catch it on Cox, FSN-OH, MASN 2. The Bearcats are 3-2 against the Friars over the last four years. The last time they met (2/15/2012) they won 81-66.

Cincinnati is currently in 3rd place in the conference and Providence is in 12th.

In their last game, Sean Kilpatrick put up 21 points and 7 rebounds in the Bearcats 65-59 win over Seton Hall on February 2nd. He leads the team with 18.5 points per game. For the Friars, Bryce Cotton finished with 18 points and 6 rebounds in the 55-52 win over Villanova on February 3rd. His 21.4 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

Providence StatSmack

  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Cincinnati has a stronger schedule than Providence this season (SOS Rank: #30 vs #47).
  • We win when it counts, too. Cincinnati has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Providence (5 vs 0).
  • Cincinnati can actually jump, with more rebounds (42.1 per game vs 38.0 per game) than Providence this season.
  • Cincinnati is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Cincinnati is 213 lbs compared to 201 lbs for Providence.
  • How does our back look? Cincinnati is ranked higher than Providence in the Big East (#3 vs #12).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Cincinnati currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (956 to 925) than Providence, per the NCAA.
  • We just win. Cincinnati has more wins over the last 5 years than Providence (120 vs 87).
  • We beat real teams. Cincinnati has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Providence this season (3 vs 0).
  • Cincinnati players are more experienced than Providence players (12,889 minutes played vs 12,410 minutes played).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Cincinnati is superior to Providence (Latest AP Poll: #17 vs Not Ranked).
  • Cincinnati embarrassed Providence by 15 points the last time they played (Feb 15, 2012).
Cinci Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Sean Kilpatrick 33 19 6 2 1 0 2
B Cashmere Wright 28 14 3 3 2 0 2
B JaQuon Parker 29 11 5 2 1 0 2
B- Titus Rubles 21 7 6 2 1 0 2
C+ Cheikh Mbodj 20 5 5 0 0 3 1
C+ Justin Jackson 19 4 5 2 1 1 2
C David Nyarsuk 13 3 3 0 0 1 1
C- J. Sanders 12 3 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+ Kelvin Gaines 6 1 2 0 0 1 0
D+ J. Davis III 11 6 3 1 0 0 1
D A. Eppensteiner 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
PC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Bryce Cotton 37 21 4 3 1 0 2
B Vincent Council 31 10 2 7 1 0 3
B LaDontae Henton 36 14 8 1 1 1 2
B Kadeem Batts 30 14 7 1 1 1 2
C+ Kris Dunn 25 6 4 2 1 0 2
C Josh Fortune 29 7 3 2 1 0 2
C Sidiki Johnson 15 4 5 0 1 1 1
D+ Brice Kofane 16 1 4 0 0 1 1
D Lee Goldsbrough 13 2 3 1 0 0 1
D Ted Bancroft 12 1 2 0 1 0 1

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