Basketball Wraps Regular Season at Cincinnati (L 61-57)


(Patrick) #1

SCOUTING THE BEARCATS
Cincinnati enters Monday’s contest with a 17-11 record and a 9-6 mark in American Athletic Conference play. The Bearcats host the Cougars after falling 84-65 at No. 18/17 USF on Saturday.

Cincinnati shoots 42.6 percent from the field and 29.9 percent from beyond the 3-point line, leading to 68.0 points per game. The Bearcats are allowing opponents to score just 62.0 points per game on 37.5 percent shooting from the field and 29.6 percent from beyond the 3-point line.

Cincinnati has four players the enter the contest averaging double figures in scoring, including Nikira Goings, who leads the team with 12.0 points per game. Ana Owens adds 11.3 per night, while Iimar’I Thomas adds 10.6 per night, while leading the team with 6.2 rebounds per game and Shanice Johnson adds 10.2 points per game.


(Patrick) #2



(Patrick) #3

TURNING POINT
Houston stormed back in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to two with a minute to play. After a Cincinnati turnover, Houston had a chance to tie or take the lead on the final possession, but Angela Harris’ jumper rimmed out.

TOP PERFORMERS
Houston: The Cougars had two players reach double figures in scoring, including a team-high 16 points from sophomore Dorian Branch. Jasmyne Harris finished the game with 13 points, while Myyah West led the Cougars on the glass with six rebounds.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats saw three players reach double figures in scoring in the game and were paced by Shanice Johnson’s game-high 17 points. Johnson also led Cincinnati on the glass with eight rebounds. Sam Rodgers added 16 points, while Ana Owens finished with 12.

NEWS AND NOTES

As the No. 5 seed, Houston will face the No. 12 seed Tulsa in the American Conference Championship on Saturday, March 3.

Junior Serithia Hawkins pulled down three rebounds in the contest, giving her 701 in her career. With the accomplishment, Hawkins becomes just the ninth player in program history to score at least 800 points and pull down at least 700 boards in a career.

With 13 points in the contest, Jasmyne Harris has now reached double figures in 21 consecutive contests, dating back to Dec. 10.


#4

Do you believe this team will make a postseason appearance in the women’s NIT? They have a decent enough RPI.


(Butch) #5

With the guards the Coogs have, one has to wonder why coach Hughey cannot talk some decent bigs to come here…a guard heavy team is not going to compete with the UConn’s of the world…


(Patrick) #6

They’ll make the WNIT. Women’s bracket takes 64 teams (men only takes 32) so any team with 20 wins should make it in. Question will be whether they host or not.


#7

Ah, that is good. If we do not host, no worries. We are a decent road team and it will be good experience for the team.

Is hosting based on win/loss records or RPI?


(Patrick) #8

Where the committee decides I think. Teams put in bids to host. Coogs may decline since we have to use TSU.


(Butch) #9

I think that would be a wise decision to not host…