7:00 PM ET, January 6, 2011
Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
CINCINNATI -- Growing up in Cincinnati, power forward Yancy Gates watched the city's crosstown basketball rivalry produce memorable finishes. With one of his best games, he became part of the lore and a lopsided win.Gates scored a season-high 22 points, and Cincinnati (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) extended the second-best start in school history, beating Xavier 66-46 on Thursday night to win back the city's backyard bragging rights."It was quite obvious that Yancy Gates decided it was time to win the crosstown shootout," Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said.
• Yancy Gates had his ninth career double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds.
• The Bearcats improved to 15-0, matching the second-best start in school history, after 1998-99.
• Xavier went 1 for 10 from 3-point range.
• The Musketeers lost for the first time in their past four meetings with Cincinnati.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||18-46 (.391)||23-55 (.418)|
|3P Made-Attempted||1-10 (.100)||5-16 (.313)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-15 (.600)||15-16 (.938)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|
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