Boxscore
Cincinnati 65, Texas 59
Friday, March 16, 2012 12:15 PM
Location - Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Officials - Joe DeRosa, Chris Rastatter, Wally Rutecki
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Texas 17 42 59
Cincinnati 31 34 65

Recap


Cincinnati 65, Texas 59: Yancy Gates scored 15 points and made a pair of crucial baskets in the final two minutes after Texas stormed back to help the Bearcats survive and advance to the third round.
 
The sixth-seeded Bearcats (25-10) will face the winner of Friday’s second-round game between Florida State and St. Bonaventure on Sunday. Gates had 10 rebounds and Jaquon Parker scored 13 points for Cincinnati, which never trailed but had to hold off a furious rally from the young Longhorns.
 
After an awful start to the game, 11th-seeded Texas (20-14) awoke and outscored the Bearcats 33-14 over span of more than 12 minutes to forge a 52-52 tie – the first deadlock of the game – with 3:44 left. 
 
But Gates muscled his way in for a layup and Cashmere Wright drove the lane for a score on Cincinnati’s next possession.  After a defensive stop, Gates drilled a 19-footer from the right wing to give the Bearcats a 58-52 advantage with just over a minute to play. Cincinnati then hit five of six free throws to seal it.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Texas’ run of 14 straight NCAA tournament appearances is tied with Gonzaga and Wisconsin for the fourth longest active streak. … The Longhorns, who play six freshmen, went more than 10 minutes without a field goal in the first half and trailed 31-17 at the break.

Texas Longhorns

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
J'Covan Brown 40:00 6-15 3-7 4-4 1 4 5 6 0 0 5 0 19
Clint Chapman 31:00 3-7 0-0 4-6 3 11 14 0 5 0 1 4 10
Jonathan Holmes 23:00 2-5 0-1 0-0 2 2 4 0 4 0 0 0 4
Myck Kabongo 36:00 0-6 0-4 2-2 1 1 2 2 2 4 2 0 2
Julien Lewis 35:00 5-9 2-4 2-2 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 1 14
Sheldon McClellan 26:00 4-11 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 1 2 0 10
Jaylen Bond 9:00 0-4 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-57 7-20 12-14 9 24 33 11 15 6 11 5 59
  35.1% 35.0% 85.7% 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
Dion Dixon 30:00 4-9 0-3 4-6 2 1 3 1 4 0 3 0 12
Yancy Gates 31:00 7-12 0-0 1-4 2 8 10 1 1 1 1 3 15
Sean Kilpatrick 38:00 3-7 1-3 1-2 0 4 4 6 0 2 0 1 8
Jaquon Parker 34:00 6-15 1-5 0-0 2 4 6 3 2 0 2 0 13
Cashmere Wright 26:00 4-8 1-4 2-2 0 6 6 5 3 0 1 0 11
Justin Jackson 14:00 1-3 0-0 0-2 2 2 4 0 4 0 0 0 2
Ge'Lawn Guyn 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cheikh Mbodj 9:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 2
Jermaine Sanders 11:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 2
TOTAL 200 27-59 3-16 8-16 11 26 37 17 16 4 9 4 65
  45.8% 18.8% 50.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 9
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