March 27, 1993 |
How often can a team go 13 minutes without missing a shot? Seldom. How often can that same team make all those shots and lose ground? Almost never. Virginia made its first eight shots of the second half against Cincinnati in an NCAA Tournament East regional semifinal last night at the Meadowlands. The Cavaliers, however, forgot, something along the way. The basketball. The rock, as usual, belonged to the Bearcats. While making all those shots, Virginia also committed nine turnovers.
April 5, 1992 |
Challenged mightily by a Cincinnati team small in stature and big in heart, the trash-talking, swaggering, arrogant and totally talented Michigan Wolverines powered their way to a berth in the NCAA tournament final last night. The five freshmen, who have made the Wolverines one of the more remarkable teams ever to get this far in the postseason, physically battered the smaller Bearcats, taking charge after weathering a scare in the first half. But it was one of the team's elders - junior James Voskuil - who keyed Michigan's 76-72 victory before a crowd of 50,379 at the Metrodome.
January 8, 2013 |
PASS, pass, pass, pass. Then, pass again before finding and making a wide-open shot. Jerian Grant scored 19 points and No. 17 Notre Dame used its patient offense to get open shots for a 66-60 victory Monday night over No. 21 Cincinnati. The Fighting Irish (14-1, 2-0 Big East) have won 12 straight for the first time since 2006-07. "That's been our program," coach Mike Brey said of his players' patience. "There's a culture of passing the ball here. " Cincinnati (13-3, 1-2)
March 1, 2012 |
CINCINNATI COACH Mick Cronin took the courtside microphone and thanked the crowd for its raucous support on Senior Night and all season long. "We'll see you in New York," Cronin said, referring to the Big East Tournament. "Then in the NCAA Tournament. " With a double-digit win last night, the Bearcats are a little closer to the field of 68. JaQuon Parker scored a career-high 28 points, leading Cincinnati to a 72-61 victory over No. 8 Marquette that embellished the Bearcats' NCAA Tournament chances.
January 23, 1998 |
Aaron Hutchins gave Marquette just what it needed - an exceptional performance and an upset of No. 21 Cincinnati. Hutchins, the senior guard who has battled minor injuries all season, scored eight of his 32 points in overtime as the Golden Eagles beat the visiting Bearcats, 66-63, last night. "It was nice to see the fire back in his eyes to take this game over," Marquette coach Mike Deane said. "When you have a senior, especially an All-America candidate, which I think he is, that's what you expect from him. " Marquette (12-4, 3-3 Conference USA)
February 4, 1995 |
Memphis needed overtime to do it, but grabbed sole possession of first place in the Great Midwestern Conference. Rodney Newsom made seven three-pointers and scored 23 points and Chris Garner hit four free throws in the final 37 seconds to lead host Memphis to a 74-69 overtime victory last night over No. 23 Cincinnati. Cincinnati (15-7 overall, 5-2 in the Great Midwest) led by as many as 12 in the first half, and held an eight-point advantage after scoring the first seven points of the second half.
December 31, 2009 |
Freshman Lance Stephenson was fouled with less than a second left and made both free throws last night, rallying Cincinnati to a breakthrough 71-69 victory over 10th-ranked and visiting Connecticut in a wild Big East opener for both teams. Cincinnati (9-3) had lost all five previous games against UConn. The Bearcats led by 11 points before the Huskies made a late run, tying the game on Kemba Walker's three-pointer with 9.4 seconds to go. Stephenson dribbled into the lane and was fouled by Gavin Edwards as the buzzer sounded.
December 17, 1998 |
There were no style points for No. 4 Cincinnati, just a great escape and another big victory. The visiting Bearcats needed Melvin Levett's buzzer-beating shot to force overtime, then used consecutive three-pointers by Alvin Mitchell for a 62-61 victory over No. 17 Minnesota last night. "I am glad it's over," Cincinnati coach Bob Huggins said. "They are good . . . This was a great win for us. " Mitchell gave the Bearcats a 59-58 lead with two minutes left. He extended it to 62-58 with another trey 56 seconds later.
March 16, 2002 |
For most of the first half, it seemed as if Steve Logan were playing Boston University by himself. What's remarkable is that he was winning. Logan put on a dazzling display of shooting and playmaking while outscoring Boston U. by himself until well into the second half, leading top-seeded Cincinnati to an oh-so-easy 90-52 romp last night in a first-round West Regional game. It was a typical No. 1 vs. No. 16 mismatch, with the only question being whether Logan would score more points than the Terriers (22-10)
March 13, 1998 |
Since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, only three No. 15 seeds have beaten a No. 2. For the longest time yesterday, Northern Arizona looked as if it was about to make it four. The Big Sky champion Lumberjacks, playing in their first NCAA Tournament game, were beating Cincinnati by six points with 9 1/2 minutes remaining. But in a game that had 12 lead changes and seven ties, the Bearcats survived, 65-62, on a three-pointer from the left wing by senior guard D'Juan Baker with four seconds to play.