Cincinnati Can’t Beat Buzzer With Dunk, Loses To St. Joseph’s (Video)

The final game of the NCAA Tournament’s first round ended in complete and utter heartbreak for the No. 9 seed Cincinnati Bearcats. Cincy trailed No. 8 St. Joseph’s by two with mere seconds remaining, and Octavius Ellis had the ball in his hands with a chance to send the game to overtime. Ellis had a clear look at the rim after receiving a pass in the paint, but rather than laying...
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March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Ellis, Clark help Cincinnati outlast East Carolina 75-60

CINCINNATI (AP) Octavius Ellis had 16 points and 12 rebounds, Gary Clark added 15 and 12, and Cincinnati outlasted East Carolina 75-60 on Saturday. Cincinnati led by eight at the break, but East Carolina fought to tie it at 42-all with 13:37 left. The Bearcats quickly recovered and pushed the lead to double digits in just over three minutes, helped by a 3-pointer and dunk from...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Fans Tweeted Racist Remarks At Cinci’s Octavius Ellis After His Physical Play vs. Kentucky

Cincinnati junior sophomore forward Octavius Ellis had himself an interesting week, to say the least. Ellis, one of the more physical players in the nation, was ejected against Purdue in his team’s second round contest after swinging an elbow at Boilermaker A.J. Hammons early in the second half. After the game, he made headlines when he trash-talked Kentucky ahead of their third...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Did A Kentucky Male Cheerleader Try To Stop Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis From Returning To Play?

Kentucky didn’t have a ton of trouble with Cincinnati Saturday afternoon, as the Wildcats cruised to a 12-point victory to become the first 36-0 team in history. But there was a bit of a controversial moment early in the second half, when a male cheerleader for the school appeared to impede Bearcats star Octavius Ellis from returning to the court. The cheerleader appears to hold...
Via College Spun
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kentucky Cheerleader Grabs Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis When He Tries to Get Up

Cheerleaders are supposed to entertain the crown and help get the fans in the game when necessary. That is how they are intended to affect the game; by rallying the fans. They are certainly not supposed to grab one of the opposing players when he is trying to get up off the court floor--but that is exactly what one of the Kentucky cheerleader's did to Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis On Kentucky Being 35-0, “Those 35 Teams Weren’t (Us)”

Cincinnati enters its NCAA Tournament Third Round game against Kentucky as a 16.5-point favorite, but don’t tell that to Bearcats’ junior forward Octavius Ellis.  The 6-foot-10, 230-pound big man appears to be quite confident heading into his team’s matchup against what some believe to be the best college basketball team the sport has seen in years.  During Friday afternoon’s...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis Elbows Player In Throat, Gets Ejected (Video)

Octavius Ellis might have a future in MMA if this whole basketball thing doesn’t work out. The Cincinnati forward found himself in the low post in Thursday night’s Round of 64 game against No. 9 seed Purdue. He needed to gain position on Purdue’s A.J. Hammond as a shot went up, and here’s how he did it. This embed is invalid" /> That’s not...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Octavius Ellis ejected for throwing elbow (Video)

Cincinnati junior forward Octavius Ellis was ejected from Thursday’s first round NCAA Tournament game against Purdue after throwing an elbow at an opponent’s throat. Ellis was trying to box out in the second half and thought he could get away with a dirty elbow to Boilermakers center A.J. Hammons. The refs saw it, gave him...Read More
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis Ejected After Swinging His Elbow At Purdue’s A.J. Hammons

Things are getting chippy in the Cincinnati vs. Purdue game in Louisville. Bearcat forward Octavius Ellis has been given a Flagrant Two foul and ejected after violently swinging his elbow at Purdue’s A.J. Hammons early in the second half. Luckily, it doesn’t look like Ellis got Hammons squarely, but the intent was there, and it was more than enough for the referees to eject...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Octavius Ellis Ejected on this Flagrant 2 Foul

Yeah Ellis, you can't do that. Wow https://t.co/m08Vywo3OP — Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) March 20, 2015 Octavius Ellis may have been fouled on the other end, but there is really no excuse to make eye contact and elbow someone under the chin. Cincinnati is currently down by 5 against Purdue. This is the third time this season Ellis has been ejected. Ellis leaving https://t.co...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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