Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati: Full Game Preview

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati: Full Game Preview
(23) Pittsburgh
(19-5, 3-3 away)
(17) Cincinnati
(18-5, 12-3 home)
Venue: Fifth Third Arena
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Pittsburgh T Woodall 10.8 S Adams 6.7 T Woodall 5.4
Cincinnati S Kilpatrick 18.3 T Rubles 5.9 C Wright 3.4

On Saturday, No. 23 Pittsburgh heads to Fifth Third Arena to take on No. 17 Cincinnati. It takes place at 6 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN. The Panthers fell to the Bearcats 70-61 on Dec. 31 and are 3-2 against them over the last four years.

Cincinnati is in seventh place in the conference and nipping at the heels of fifth place Pittsburgh.

The Panthers got past Seton Hall 56-46 on Feb. 4 with the help of 12 points and 10 rebounds from Lamar Patterson. He is putting up 10.2 points per game while also averaging 4.1 rebounds per game. For the Bearcats, Justin Jackson finished with 5 points and 9 rebounds in the 54-50 loss to Providence on Feb. 6. He is averaging 4.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. A key area of strength for Cincinnati is offensive rebounding percentage at 40.5 percent, which ranks second in their conference (and fifth nationally).

Cincinnati StatSmack

  • The Pittsburgh rebounding leader (Steven Adams, 161 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Cincinnati rebounding leader (Titus Rubles, 135 rebounds).
  • Pittsburgh is a better shooting team (48.4% vs 42.0%) than Cincinnati this season.
  • The Pittsburgh assist leader (Tray Woodall, 130 assists) has more assists than the Cincinnati assist leader (Cashmere Wright, 75 assists).
  • Pittsburgh takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Cincinnati (9 vs 5).
  • We win when it counts, too. Pittsburgh has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Cincinnati (13 vs 5).
  • James Robinson is ranked 9th in the Big East in assists.
  • People just expect us to beat you. Pittsburgh has been the favorite 9 out of the last 10 times.
  • Pittsburgh players are more experienced than Cincinnati players (14,962 minutes played vs 13,089 minutes played).
  • Pittsburgh has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (75.81% to 62.54%).
  • Steven Adams is ranked 6th in the Big East in rebounds and 41st nationally in blocks.
  • AP voters think more highly of Pittsburgh and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Cincinnati (165 vs 60).
PITT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Tray Woodall 27 11 2 5 1 0 2
B Lamar Patterson 27 10 4 3 1 0 2
B Steven Adams 23 7 7 1 1 2 1
B Talib Zanna 24 11 6 1 1 1 1
C+ James Robinson 27 6 2 4 1 0 1
C+ J.J. Moore 19 9 4 1 1 0 1
C Dante Taylor 16 5 4 0 0 0 1
C Trey Zeigler 17 6 2 1 0 0 1
C Cameron Wright 15 5 2 1 1 0 1
C Durand Johnson 12 4 1 1 0 0 1
Cinci Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Sean Kilpatrick 33 18 5 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- Cheikh Mbodj 20 5 5 0 0 2 1
C+ Titus Rubles 21 6 6 2 1 0 2
C+ Justin Jackson 19 4 6 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 7 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
Load More Stories

Follow Pitt Basketball from B/R on Facebook

Follow Pitt Basketball from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Out of Bounds

Pitt Basketball

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.