Boxscore
Cincinnati 81, Providence 66
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
Officials - Lamar Simpson, Mike Stuart, Earl Walton
Attendance - 7822

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Providence 25 41 66
Cincinnati 41 40 81

Recap


CINCINNATI 81, PROVIDENCE 66: Sean Kilpatrick scored 22 points and the host Bearcats closed with a flurry after nearly blowing a 24-point lead.
 
Yancy Gates added 16 points and nine rebounds for Cincinnati (18-8, 8-5 Big East). The Bearcats entered having lost four of six after allowing a season-high 95 points to No. 13 Marquette on Saturday, but bounced back by holding Providence to two field goals over the final three-plus minutes.
 
The lock-down defense helped Cincinnati survive a furious Friars’ rally led by Vincent Council and freshman LaDontae Henton. Council tied his career high with 29 points and Henton added 24.
 
The duo nearly willed out-manned Providence (13-14, 2-12) to a stunning come-from-behind victory, but received little help. The rest of the team was 5 of 19 from the field.
 
The Bearcats led 41-26 at the half and by 24 points with just over 14 minutes to play, but seemed to take their foot off the gas, and that allowed the Friars to climb back into it.

A 29-12 run, which was capped by Gerard Coleman’s dunk in transition, cut the deficit to 66-59 with 4:26 to play.
 
But Providence went cold at the wrong time and was dealt its fourth straight loss. It was also the Friars'  22nd straight road setback in Big East play.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Providence shot only 37 percent in the first half (10 of 27).  … Council also scored 29 points last season against Wyoming. … Cincinnati scored 26 of its 41 first-half points in the paint.

Providence Friars

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Bilal Dixon 12:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
Vincent Council 40:00 10-22 4-7 5-6 0 4 4 5 3 2 3 0 29
Gerard Coleman 35:00 4-9 0-0 3-4 2 0 2 3 3 2 1 0 11
Bryce Cotton 35:00 0-7 0-6 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0
LaDontae Henton 40:00 10-15 4-5 0-2 2 7 9 0 1 0 3 0 24
Kadeem Batts 11:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0
Ted Bancroft 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Brice Kofane 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 0
Ron Giplaye 15:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 2 4 0 0 2 0
TOTAL 200 25-59 8-18 8-12 7 18 25 12 20 5 11 4 66
  42.4% 44.4% 66.7% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 11

Cincinnati Bearcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Yancy Gates 34:00 5-13 0-0 6-8 5 4 9 0 1 1 2 2 16
Jaquon Parker 28:00 3-9 0-0 2-2 1 4 5 0 0 0 1 0 8
Cashmere Wright 29:00 3-6 0-2 3-7 3 2 5 5 1 2 1 0 9
Dion Dixon 36:00 2-8 0-0 3-4 3 3 6 1 2 1 1 3 7
Sean Kilpatrick 37:00 6-15 3-10 7-8 2 6 8 3 4 2 1 0 22
Justin Jackson 12:00 4-4 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 8
Ge'Lawn Guyn 12:00 2-3 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 4
Cheikh Mbodj 6:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2
Jeremiah Davis 5:00 2-3 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 5
Jermaine Sanders 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-62 4-14 21-29 18 23 41 12 15 7 8 5 81
  45.2% 28.6% 72.4% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 8
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