Boxscore
Cincinnati 82, Villanova 78
Saturday, January 14, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
Officials - Pat Driscoll, John Gaffney, Tim Higgins
Attendance - 10255

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Villanova 45 33 78
Cincinnati 40 42 82

Recap


Yancy Gates finished with 16 points and nine rebounds as Cincinnati survived an early offensive onslaught to edge Villanova 82-78 Saturday.
 
Dion Dixon added 17 of his team-high 22 points in the first half for the Bearcats (14-4, 4-1 Big East), who have won four of their first five conference games for the first time since joining the Big East prior to the 2005-06 season.
 
Cincinnati won despite a huge day from Villanova’s Maalik Wayns, who notched his second career double-double with career highs in points (39) and rebounds (13) to go along with six assists.
 
Villanova (8-10, 1-5) entered the game as the worst shooting team in the conference, but rebounded from its season-worst effort against Syracuse on Wednesday by shooting 64 percent and scoring 45 points in the first half alone against the league’s top scoring defense.
 
Cincinnati, which committed a season-low three turnovers, forced 16 miscues and turned them into 19 points – including a 14-0 advantage in the second half – to eventually take a 76-71 lead with 2:09 remaining.
 
The Bearcats’ turnover advantage, along with forcing the Wildcats into 28.1 percent shooting in the second half, masked their sizable disadvantage on the boards, 41-26.
 
Despite seven final points from Wayns, the Bearcats hit six of their final eight free throws to hold on to the victory.

Villanova Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dominic Cheek 34:00 6-16 5-13 2-2 0 3 3 2 3 1 3 0 19
Maalik Wayns 38:00 12-22 6-13 9-10 1 12 13 6 3 0 2 0 39
JayVaughn Pinkston 31:00 2-8 0-1 2-4 1 4 5 3 5 0 1 0 6
Achraf Yacoubou 29:00 1-4 1-3 0-0 2 1 3 1 0 0 3 0 3
Mouphtaou Yarou 32:00 3-5 0-0 3-6 2 9 11 0 2 0 6 1 9
Ty Johnson 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Markus Kennedy 17:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 2
James Bell 14:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 3 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-57 12-30 16-22 8 33 41 13 20 1 16 1 78
  43.9% 40.0% 72.7% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 16

Cincinnati Bearcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dion Dixon 34:00 7-19 4-7 4-6 2 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 22
Yancy Gates 34:00 7-11 0-0 2-3 4 5 9 3 5 1 0 0 16
Justin Jackson 26:00 4-6 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 3 4 2 0 2 8
Sean Kilpatrick 32:00 4-7 2-3 4-5 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 14
Cashmere Wright 36:00 2-14 2-6 5-8 0 6 6 5 4 6 2 0 11
Cheikh Mbodj 8:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 0
Jeremiah Davis 13:00 1-4 0-2 2-2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4
Jaquon Parker 17:00 2-4 1-2 2-3 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 7
TOTAL 200 27-66 9-20 19-27 8 18 26 16 21 10 3 5 82
  40.9% 45.0% 70.4% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 3
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