Bearcat Links Of The Day; Recapping N.C. State

Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

The Bearcats picked up what will probably go down as am RPI top 75 win come March against the NC State Wolfpack. In other news Brendon Kay is the national leader in completion percentage.

N.C. State Roundup

Kilpatrick leads UC to 68-57 win over NC State || Cincinnati.com

The Bearcats also did an excellent job shutting down NC State sophomore forward T.J. Warren. The top shooter in the Atlantic Coast Conference a year ago managed only 13 points after scoring 27 in the Wolfpack’s opener. He scored only five in the second half and was held to 5-of-15 shooting, though he did have 10 rebounds.

The play against Warren was exceptional, but this team covers so much ground when they are in the mood that they can grind any offense into the ground.

Cronin’s ultimate compliment: ‘Jackson’s a trained Bearcat’ || UC Athletics Blog

"For a long time, since this arena has opened (in 1989) the reason our program is where it is obviously is because of coach (Bob) Huggins, who will someday be in the Hall of Fame here and probably some day in the Naismith Hall of Fame, but also because of a lot of guys from Corie (Blount) to Terry (Nelson) and Herb Jones. People don’t count guys like John Williamson. He was the ultimate warrior. That’s why our program survived. Justin has become one of those guys. So has Titus (Rubles)."

NC State Falls To Cincinnati, 68-57 || Backing The Pack

NC State was right there for 30 minutes--for 35, really--and whenever that's the case, it doesn't matter what the expectations were coming in, I'm going to feel disappointed. It stinks that we weren't able to pull this one out, but it's tough to keep pace when you score nine points over the last 11:20.

NC State stumbles down the stretch in 68-57 loss to Cincinnati || NewsObserver.com

"Late in the game, crunch time, we’ve got to execute a little bit better, make hard cuts, good passes," Gottfried said. "I thought we looked like a young team that froze at times, and guys weren’t cutting and moving. So we’ve got to learn from that."

Football

Kay No. 1, Manziel No. 2 in completion percentage || UC Athletics Blog

In his last 17 quarters, Kay has completed 113-of-142 passes (79.5%) for 1,335 yards and 11 TDs. UC (7-2, 4-1 American Athletic Conference) will take a four-game winning streak to Rutgers (5-3, 2-2) on Saturday at noon.

Its not just the intermediate game where Kay has been accurate. I haven't yet charted the SMU game but through the Memphis game Kay was 17 of 31 (55 percent) for 589 yards, 8 TD's and 2 INT's on throws 21 yards or longer. Beyond 20 yards anything above 40 per cent is great.

Bearcats' Anthony McClung catching fire in UC passing game || Cincinnati.com

"He’s one of our leaders," UC coach Tommy Tuberville said. "He is pretty vocal, and our guys like to watch him. We’ve got so many young receivers, and you want somebody with experience to make the tough catches over the middle and be consistent."

Tommy Tuberville Rutgers Week Press Conference Notes || Cincy on the Prowl

Chris Burrell and Trenier Orr, who had knee surgery eight weeks ago, will be back for Rutgers and will have a chance to play.

It will be nice to have Orr back, even if he is on a snap count. The Bearcats depth limitations out wide were apparent in the SMU game.

Cincinnati Bearcats Student Problem || Riverfront Ball - Cincinnati Sports - Bengals - Reds - Bearcats

The only and I mean the only reason I can think of for why students leave besides drinking is the fact that the American conference offers no marque match ups. In the past games against Pitt and WVU were incredible rivalries. I understand games against Tmeple and SMU don’t garner the same excitement.

Thats not a reason, its an excuse.

Basketball Early Signing Period

UC expects to sign 3 in early signing period || UC Athletics Blog

Quadri Moore, a 6-9 center from Linden (N.J.) High School is a 4-star recruit who’s ranked No. 100 in his class by Scout.com. He averaged 14.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots last year as a junior.

Moore is without a doubt the headliner of this class, though Gary Clark has been rising of late.

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