Found January 05, 2012 on
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Win 12 and Big East win number 2 was relatively easy all things considered. The big story going into the game and all the eyes were on Yancy Gates. He played 20 minutes and played pretty well. But the biggest story coming out of the game was that the Bearcat machine keeps rolling on. This is 7 wins in a row for a team that looked like they were just not that great the first 8 games of the season. Whatever happened with the team after the Xavier game has really brought them together. I know that sounds cliche, but you can see it on the court. Guys are searching each other out after plays. They are picking each other up when they need a boost. They have rallied around each other, and that has resulted in rallying around winning. The Bearcats have another home game on Saturday against St John's before the grinder of the Big East really kicks in. Every win and every game has me thinking more and more that this Cincinnati team can make something happen. First off, Dion Dixon, my best...
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The Bearcats went undefeated with Yancy Gates, Cheikh Mbodj, and Octavius Ellis suspended, including victories against Oklahoma and at Pitt in the Big East Conference opener.The trio of big men were suspended six games for their roles in a brawl with crosstown rival Xavier on Dec. 10. UC utilized a four-guard offense during their absences. The question now is how the Bearcats will...
Bad losses. A terrible on-court brawl and subsequent suspensions. An experienced team not only failing to meet expectations, but failing to really develop many strengths.
That was the Cincinnati Bearcats a month ago.
Now? The Bearcats are one of the country's hottest teams, back to full strength and looking like a team that's only going to continue to improve.
Last month’s 76-53 victory by Xavier over rival Cincinnati was marred by a brawl in the final seconds. You can see it here. When punishments were handed out by both schools a total of eight players were suspended. Cincinnati suspended Yancy Gates, Octavius Ellis and Cheikh Mbodj for six games each and Ge’Lawn [...]
1. Georgetown's history of second-half skids suggests we'd be wise to be cautious before fully believing in this team, but there's no denying that the Hoyas have been impressive in exceeding expectations thus far. They held Marquette without a field goal for seven minutes in the second half on Wednesday night, enabling the Hoyas to rally from a 17-point second-half...
Tonight at 7 on ESPN3 and probably some other channels somewhere else, the Cincinnati Bearcats return home for a week long home-stand in Big East play. Things kick off with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The game notes say that the UC game will be on FSN Ohio, but probably on the second half because Xavier is on my listings at playing at 6. Check your local listings. Obviously tv...