Originally posted on Bearcats Blog  |  Last updated 2/12/13

NEW YORK - MARCH 11: Cashmere Wright #1 of the Cincinnati Bearcats reacts late in the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the quarterfinal of the 2010 NCAA Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Cincinnati has played a lot of close games in a row. 7 to be exact. The last time we were able to breathe easy enjoying a win was when Cincinnati topped Rutgers 68-58 one month ago. Since UC has played a lot of close games, people have been very upset with the crunch time offense. Since I am a man of the people, and have nothing to do tonight, I thought it would interesting to look at the UC possessions in the 8 minutes of these games. By the last 8 minutes, I mean just from the media timeout. This is going to be a 2 part post. This post will feature the numbers during the last. There are only going to be pictures of the made shots.  This post is about the numbers. There will be a breakdown of who took the shots, free throws, who turned it over and what the other team did as well. We are going all the way with this. The numbers are harsh.    DePaul Time: 7:52 Score: 61-49 Cincinnati Last 2 segment score: 21-14 DePaul Free throws: 10-14 3 Pointers: 0-2 2 Pointers: 2-5 Turnovers: 4 Free Throws Kilpatrick 5-6 Guyn 3-4 Parker 1-2 Rubles 1-2 3s Parker 0-1 Kilpatrick 0-1 2s Parker 1-2 Rubles 1-2 Kilpatrick 0-1 Turnovers Kilpatrick 2 Parker 1 Guyn 1   Marquette (Note: this is only for regulation)   Time: 7:16 Score: 47-44 Cincinnati Last 2 segment score: 19-16 Marquette Free throws: 9-12 3 pointers: 1-2 2 pointers: 2-4 Turnovers: 2 Free throws Kilpatrick 4-4 Mbodj 2-2 Rubles 3-4 Nyarsuk 0-2 3 pointers Kilpatrick 1-1 Rubles 0-1 2 pointers Rubles 1-1 Parker 1-3 Turnovers Parker 1 Sanders 1   Syracuse Time: 5:44 Score: 49-42 Cincinnati Last 2 segment score: 17-8 Syracuse Free throws: 3-4 3 pointers: 1-6 2 pointers: 0-0 Turnovers: 2 Free throws Jackson 2-2 Mbodj 1-2 3 pointers Parker 1-2 Wright 0-3 Kilpatrick 0-1 Turnovers  Wright 1 Jackson 1   Rutgers     Time: 5:52 Score: 49-46 Cincinnati  Last 2 segment score: 13-8 Cincinnati  Free throws: 10-13 3 pointers: 0-1 2 pointers: 1-2 Turnovers: 2 Free throws Wright 2-2 Guyn 1-1 Rubles 3-4 Kilpatrick 4-6 3s Wright 0-1 2s Guyn 1-1 Kilpatrick 0-1 Turnovers Wright 1 Jackson 1   Seton Hall Time: 7:59 Score: 52-44 Cincinnati  Last 2 segment score: 15-13 Seton Hall Free throws: 10-13 3 pointers:1-6 2 pointers: 0-4 Turnovers: 2 Free throws Wright 4-4 Parker 4-6 Nyarsuk 2-3 3s Kilpatrick 1-3 Wright 0-2 Parker 0-1 2s Kilpatrick 0-1 Parker 0-1 Wright 0-1 Rubles 0-1 Turnovers Wright 1 Team 1   Providence Time: 7:35 Score: 45-33 Providence Last 2 segment score: 17-9 Cincinnati  Free throws: 6-9 3 pointers: 1-2 2 pointers:  5-9 Turnovers: 2 Free throws Kilpatrick 2-2 Mbodj 2-2 Parker 1-2 Jackson 1-3 3s Parker 1-1 Kilpatrick 0-1 2s  Jackson 1-1 Thomas 2-4 Kilpatrick 1-2 Parker 0-1 Wright 0-1 Turnovers Kilpatrick 1 Rubles 1   Pittsburgh Time: 7:21 Score: 45-45 Last 2 segment score: 17-7 Pittsburgh  Free throws: 7-10 3 pointers: 0-10 2 pointers: 0-2 Turnovers: 0 Free throws Parker 2-2 Rubles 2-2 Kilpatrick 1-2 Mbodj 2-4 3s Wright 0-5 Kilpatrick 0-4 Parker 0-1 2s Rubles 0-2 Cincinnati average points: 12.6 Opponent average points: 15.1 Free throw shooting: 55-75, 73% 3 point shooting: 4-27, 14.8% 2 point shooting: 8-27, 29.6% Overall: 12-54, 22.2% Turnovers: 14 Free throws Wright 6-6, 100% Kilpatrick 16-20, 80% Guyn 4-5, 80% Rubles 9-12, 75% Mbodj 7-10, 70% Parker 8-12, 67% Jackson 3-5, 60% Nyarsuk 2-5, 40% 3s Parker 2-6, 33% Kilpatrick 2-9, 22.2% Wright 0-11, 0% Rubles 0-1, 0% 2s Jackson 1-1, 100% Guyn 2-3, 67% Thomas 2-4, 50% Parker 2-7, 28.6% Rubles 1-4, 25% Kilpatrick 1-6, 16.7% Wright 0-2, 0% Overall  Jackson 1-1, 100% Guyn 2-3, 67% Thomas 2-4, 50% Parker 4-13, 30.7% Kilpatrick 3-15, 20% Rubles 1-5, 20% Wright 0-13, 0% Turnovers Wright 3 Kilpatrick 3 Parker 2 Jackson 2 Rubles 1 Guyn 1 Sanders 1 Team 1 For the sake of clarity, let's run through some points using the logos.  Cashmere Wright hasn't made a shot during the last 2 segments of the last 5 games. Holy ****. There are numbers that make you cuss and that is one of them. We know he's made at least 1 this season because he beat Alabama. He's been cold, but damn he's been very cold. The big men have 1 field goal attempt. That's awful.  Nyarsuk and Jackson have been a total drain when they are on the floor late. 50% at the foul line, 1 field goal, 2 turnovers. Ouch.  Titus Rubles is a pressure foul shooter.  Getting to the line late is so vital for this team. They have been very good at knocking down the big ones. 73% is higher than the non-conference free throw average and the Big East average. They make 'em when they have to. Plus, it's the good to great foul shooters that are getting the bulk of the attempts.  Kilpatrick has 37 free throw attempts the last 7 games. As you can see, 20 of them are in late game situations.  We really need Cashmere Wright to make shots. Since he's come back, he's taken the most. Even with the games he's missed, he's attempted the most. The guys give it up to him in big situations. We need him to get going. 
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