Wright played only eight minutes in the first half due to foul trouble and did not score, but he scored seven points in the final 4:12 when the game was on the line to finish with 11.
Its good to see that Cashmere Wright really did kill zombie Cashmere Wright once and for all
"We are not a great rebounding team because our small forward (Shaq Thomas) is out for the year due to an NCAA ruling," Cronin said. "At times our biggest player in the game other than Yancy (Gates) is JaQuon Parker, who used to be our point guard.
Harsh but true
Transition defense. St. John's has to do a better job at defending in transition. In the first half - before the Red Storm sent all of their players to press in the Syracuse backcourt - the Johnnies let Orange shooters spot up on the wings, and they took shots with impunity. They only hit 7/21, but there were open shots. It was a fast-paced game - 43 possessions in the first half - and that may have played a factor.
Hopefully the Bearcats and Johnie's can engage in a terrible transition off as opposed to a terrible basketball off which seems to be the case any time these two play.
Chris makes some interesting points about the offensive line getting bigger in the Butch Jones era. That can be a good and bad thing. What is unequivocally good is that the offensive line has gotten far more athletic. It was a night and day difference between 2010 and 2011 up front.
Other Bearcat News
The University of Cincinnati indoor track and field team closed out a two-day stint of action at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational Saturday at The Armory. The Bearcats tallied a pair of school records in the event, which featured some of the top collegiate competition from across the country. Competitors were split into two event divisions, championship and college.
The University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team (11-12, 2-8 BIG EAST) erased seven double-digit deficits and came within six of No. 17/15 Georgetown (18-5, 7-3 BIG EAST) in the final minute, but it wasn’t enough as UC was defeated by the Hoyas, 65-54, on Saturday afternoon at Fifth Third Arena. Leading the way for the Bearcats was senior guard Bjonee Reaves (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon), behind a career-high tying five 3-pointers, and Dayeesha Hollins (Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods/Michigan) with 17 points each. Kayla Cook (South Webster, Ohio/South Webster) pitched in 10 points.