Boxscore
West Virginia 66, Cincinnati 55
Saturday, January 29, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
Officials - James Breeding, John Cahill, Paul Fair
Attendance - 13176

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
West Virginia 33 33 66
Cincinnati 27 28 55

Recap


John Flowers and Joe Mazzulla scored 16 points apiece, and West Virginia rode a 20-5 second-half spurt to beat host Cincinnati 66-55 Saturday night.

The Mountaineers (14-6, 5-3 Big East) used only seven players for the second straight game following the indefinite suspension of leading scorer Casey Mitchell and departure of reserve Danny Jennings before Wednesday's 55-54 loss at Louisville.

In a matchup between two of the league's top three scoring defenses, West Virginia shot 24 of 30 from the foul line to deal the Bearcats (18-4, 5-4) their first loss in 14 games at home, where they had been holding opponents to 58.9 points.

After five straight points from Dion Dixon gave Cincinnati a 23-17 lead with 6 minutes to go in the first half, the Mountaineers went on a 16-4 run for a 33-27 halftime advantage. West Virginia's hot 12-for-23 first-half shooting was a marked turnaround from its 19-for-55 overall effort against the Cardinals.

Cincinnati's Cashmere Wright, who had a game-high 24 points, netted 10 points in the first 4:36 of the second half to give the Bearcats a 38-37 lead, but West Virginia responded with its big run to take command at 57-43 with 5:17 to play.

West Virginia Mountaineers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Darryl Bryant 21:00 1-5 1-3 5-6 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 8
Cam Thoroughman 24:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 2 2 1 0 0 4
Joe Mazzulla 37:00 3-8 0-1 10-12 2 5 7 8 3 2 4 0 16
John Flowers 40:00 5-13 1-4 5-5 2 6 8 1 3 0 3 4 16
Deniz Kilicli 18:00 4-6 0-0 0-1 2 5 7 1 2 0 3 0 8
Dalton Pepper 22:00 2-4 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 6
Kevin Jones 38:00 2-5 0-1 4-6 4 5 9 0 2 0 0 0 8
TOTAL 200 19-45 4-13 24-30 11 25 36 13 15 3 13 4 66
  42.2% 30.8% 80.0% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 13

Cincinnati Bearcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dion Dixon 32:00 3-12 1-6 2-4 2 2 4 4 3 3 1 0 9
Rashad Bishop 29:00 1-9 1-5 0-0 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 3 3
Cashmere Wright 17:00 9-13 4-6 2-4 1 2 3 1 4 1 2 0 24
Yancy Gates 26:00 3-7 0-1 1-3 1 4 5 1 0 1 1 1 7
Larry Davis 25:00 1-5 1-5 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
Ibrahima Thomas 26:00 1-4 0-2 0-0 3 2 5 0 4 2 2 0 2
Darnell Wilks 8:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Anthony McClain 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Sean Kilpatrick 19:00 3-9 1-4 0-0 3 3 6 0 3 2 1 0 7
Justin Jackson 12:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 0
TOTAL 200 21-60 8-29 5-11 13 14 27 7 23 10 8 5 55
  35.0% 27.6% 45.5% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 8
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