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Fouls troubling Jackson, Bearcats

Keeping Justin Jackson out of foul trouble has been an issue for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats ever since he arrived on campus in 2010. The high-energy Jackson is so quick and athletic that he tries to block every shot and seize every rebound. At times that exuberance gets him in foul trouble and sends him prematurely to the bench, causing all sorts of problems for the Bearcats...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Jackson’s Mean Face Will Be In Full Effect On Saturday

Rob Leifheit – USA Today Sports It goes without saying that Saturday’s game against Cincinnati is the biggest of the season for the Cards. Louisville is desperate for quality wins and knocking off a top ten team on the road would be a huge boost for their post season resume. Although they already have one win this season over the Cards, the Bearcats aren’t satisfied just yet...
Via The Cardinal Connect
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Cincinnati Giving Away “Justin Jackson Mean Face” T-Shirts Saturday

Cincinnati forward Justin Jackson and the Bearcats have been all business this year. Cinci, now ranked at No. 7 in the AP Poll, currently leads the AAC with a 13-1 conference record. The Bearcats have also won 17 of their past 18 games. During one of those victories, a 65-57 home win over SMU, a photo of Jackson giving a scowl to the crowd started making the rounds. The school is...
Via College Spun
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest test awaits UC with or without Jackson

CINCINNATI -- Justin Jackson's smile was wide and beaming. "I'm a machine. I'm good. I'm fine," said the University of Cincinnati senior forward before practice on Tuesday. How much was confidence that his injured ankle will be good enough to play Thursday at Louisville and how much was simply for show remains to be seen. Jackson was dressed for practice...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Strong second half puts UC ahead of UCF, 69-51

The University of Cincinnati student section was chanting Justin Jackson’s name after an emphatic blocked shot early in the second half followed by one of Jackson’s best mean faces of the year. This wasn’t just any blocked shot. Central Florida’s Staphon Blair had gone up to attempt a dunk over Jackson. Bad idea. “I felt disrespected,” Jackson said. Jackson’s block...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 15 Cincinnati beats Central Florida 69-51

Staphon Blair went up for a dunk, ready to slam the ball down with both hands. Justin Jackson wasn't going to let that happen. ''I was like, `Really?''' Jackson said. ''They're going to do that? I blocked it.'' The forward slid in from the side and swatted the ball out of Blair's firm grip. He headed down the court and thrust out...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati's Jackson backs up 'mean' demeanor on the court

CINCINNATI -- It doesn't take long to figure out the energy level of the University of Cincinnati basketball team. Just watch No. 5 for the Bearcats, Justin Jackson. It usually doesn't take him long to grab a rebound, block a shot or hit the floor diving for a loose ball. Or give the crowd a shot of his mean face. The best thing for UC is that Jackson is contagious. Jackson...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson leads Cincinnati over Nebraska 74-59

Justin Jackson had his third straight double-double, and Cincinnati used its free-throw shooting and defense to overcome a poor shooting game by top scorer Sean Kilpatrick on Saturday, pulling away to a 74-59 victory over Nebraska. The Bearcats (11-2) have won four in a row since back-to-back losses to New Mexico and Xavier. Jackson had 15 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth double...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

UC's Jackson named AAC Player of the Week

For his work in helping the Cincinnati basketball team to a 2-0 week, Justin Jackson was named the player of the week in the American Athletic Conference. The league announced the honor Monday after Jackson, a senior forward from Cocoa Beach, Fla., averaged a double-double (14.0 points, 10.5 rebounds) in victories over Pittsburgh and Middle Tennessee State.  Jackson shot 81.3 percent...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Justin Jackson: American of the Week

Justin Jackson has been applauded by the American conference for his great play this week, earning the designation of American Player of the Week. Jackson put up 16-12-4 blocks-4 steals against Middle Tennessee State and 12-9-2 blocks against Pittsburgh. It's the first time he's ever been honored. Congratulations to Justin Jackson. Here is the full release from the American...
Via Bearcats Blog
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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