Boxscore
Cincinnati 72, Marquette 61
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
Officials - Ed Corbett, Gary Prager, Wally Rutecki
Attendance - 11316

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Marquette 26 35 61
Cincinnati 42 30 72

Recap


CINCINNATI 72, MARQUETTE 61: Jaquon Parker scored a career-high 28 points and the Bearcats avenged their worst loss of the season by ending the seventh-ranked Golden Eagles’ five-game winning streak in surprisingly easy fashion.
Dion Dixon scored 21 points in his final home game and Justin Jackson had a career-high six blocks for Cincinnati (21-9, 11-6 Big East), which led 42-26 at the half and by as many as 19 in the second half. 

Cincinnati is now safely off the NCAA Tournament bubble after knocking off a ranked team for the second time in less than a week. The Bearcats beat then-No. 17 Louisville – also at home – last Thursday.

Cincinnati held the Big East’s highest scoring team 15 points below its season average. That helped it turn the tables on Marquette (24-6, 13-4), less than a month after suffering a humiliating 95-78 road loss to the Golden Eagles.  
 
The Bearcats didn’t do it in typical fashion, however. They entered as the best 3-point shooting team in the Big East, but hit just 4 of 23 from beyond the arc. Cincinnati, instead, scored 30 points in the paint en route to a 42-26 halftime advantage.
 
Darius Johnson-Odom scored 18 points for Marquette.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cincinnati missed 13 straight 3-pointers after hitting its first attempt of the game. … Bearcats senior center Yancy Gates sat most of the first half after picking up his second foul just four minutes in.

Marquette Golden Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Darius Johnson-Odom 36:00 6-14 4-8 2-2 2 5 7 3 2 0 3 0 18
Jamil Wilson 27:00 4-9 1-1 0-0 1 3 4 0 4 0 4 0 9
Vander Blue 29:00 3-11 1-3 0-0 5 1 6 3 0 1 1 0 7
Jae Crowder 38:00 5-13 2-8 5-6 1 11 12 2 4 1 4 1 17
Junior Cadougan 35:00 1-8 0-2 2-2 3 1 4 4 2 0 3 0 4
Juan Anderson 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Todd Mayo 23:00 2-5 1-3 1-2 0 3 3 1 2 0 2 0 6
Derrick Wilson 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jamail Jones 4:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-62 9-26 10-12 13 25 38 14 15 2 17 1 61
  33.9% 34.6% 83.3% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 17

Cincinnati Bearcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Sean Kilpatrick 36:00 4-12 1-7 0-1 1 1 2 4 0 2 1 0 9
Jaquon Parker 35:00 10-18 2-4 6-8 2 5 7 2 3 0 0 0 28
Yancy Gates 23:00 2-8 0-0 2-2 5 8 13 0 4 2 1 1 6
Cashmere Wright 35:00 0-7 0-5 0-0 0 3 3 4 3 2 2 0 0
Dion Dixon 37:00 7-16 1-7 6-7 0 0 0 2 2 4 3 0 21
Cheikh Mbodj 10:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
Ge'Lawn Guyn 10:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
Justin Jackson 13:00 3-3 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 2 1 0 7 6
Jeremiah Davis 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 27-66 4-24 14-18 11 22 33 12 15 13 7 9 72
  40.9% 16.7% 77.8% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 7
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