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UC"s Kilpatrick shows maturity | |

"We’ve got to do a better job of coaching him to take the tough three out of his repertoire," Cronin said, "because he’s a guy that can take it to the basket. He’s good going to the basket. That’s who he was. He came in a non-3-point shooter."

That's one area where Kilpatrick had a huge benefit in red shirting. He was the teams most consistent three point shooter last year and is one of the best in the conference this season. Dude is addicted to the gym and I am pretty sure that he might think about killing someone for a win. He wouldn't do it. But he'd think about it.

Cincinnati 74 DePaul 66 | February

The Bearcats do have 1 ace up their sleeve, and that's that they force turnovers against bad teams and are able to score. The Cats forced 18 and scored 22. That was a large part of the 74. It was good to see the press broken back out and the guards back to pocket picking ways. Wright, Dixon and Jackson combined for 7 steals. UC had 10. Take away the 22 points off turnovers and UC is in the 50s. Just like where they were for Syracuse and Rutgers. Sometimes it's not rocket science.

It's a risky propisition living on turnover margin but that is how UC has to win at this point

Jackson jams might ignite Bearcats - Cincinnati Bearcats

Mick Cronin Monday Press Conference

Sean Kilpatrick and Justin Jackson Media Availability


Way too early 2012 Power Rankings, Take 2 - Big East Blog - ESPN

4. Cincinnati: I know Bearcats fans continue to harp on the "keep doubting us" mantra, but there is no denying this team is losing a good chunk of its starters and will be one of the least experienced teams in all of college football next season. There is talent, but how does everybody come together?

10 starters. The Bearcats are losing 10 starters from the 2011 team. That kind of attrition is par for the course in college Football. It sure has hell doesn't qualify a team as one of the least experienced teams in College Football.

Video: Cincinnati Bearcats' running backs - Big East Blog - ESPN

Other Bearcat News

Hollins Earns BIG EAST Honor Roll Mention - University of Cincinnati Official Athletics Site

Sophomore guard Dayeesha Hollins was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the week of February 6 after her performances at Marquette and against Georgetown. It is the second-straight week a UC student-athlete has been named to the league’s honor roll. Hollins averaged 19.5 points in the last two games, including a game-high 22 point effort to lead Cincinnati to its second-straight BIG EAST win at Marquette on Feb. 1. She added four assists, two rebounds and a steal. The Cincinnati native also scored a team-high tying 17 points against No. 17/15 Georgetown on Feb. 4 to go along with four assists and three rebounds.

Bearcats Travel To Providence For Tuesday Matchup - University of Cincinnati Official Athletics Site
This is a winnable game for the Women's Basketball team. The Friars are generally in the same category as UC

Cosinuke Joins Bearcats Staff - University of Cincinnati Official Athletics Site

Cosinuke comes to UC after two seasons at Dartmouth, where he coached under former Bearcats head coach Jeff Cook and alongside former Bearcats letterwinner Johan Cedergren. He helped the Big Green to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances and trip to the Sweet 16 in 2010. Cosinuke mentored 2011 all-Ivy League selection Noah Cohen, who posted six shutouts in leading Dartmouth to the Ivy League Championship.

A quality addition to Hylton Dayes soccer staff

Around The Big East

Defending champ UConn in danger of missing NCAA tourney | The Dagger: College Basketball Blog - Yahoo! Sports

UConn was just 9-9 in the Big East last season before beginning its improbable postseason run, but the Kemba Walker-led Huskies never delivered as lifeless a performance as this year's squad did in Monday's second half. They trailed Louisville by only five at halftime but got outscored 36-12 over the next 14 minutes, appearing to quit amid a hail of dunks and three-pointers from the Cardinals.

Ballin' is a Habit: College Hoops Week in Review: Tray Woodall and Miami make noise

Why? Its simple: Tray Woodall. The talented Panther point guard missed an extended period of time in the middle of the season due to groin and abdominal injuries, but he returned to the lineup on January 21st. Pitt lost that game as Woodall was, quite evidently, working to get his bearings back. But since then, the Panthers have won four straight, including going into West Virginia and taking home the title in this year's Backyard Brawl. Woodall had 24 points and three assists. Then on Saturday, Woodall went for 29 points, six assists and five boards in a nine point win over Villanova.

I don't know about you but I am thankful that UC played Pitt when they did. Trey Woodall makes a massive difference to that team.

Other Stuff

Ballin' is a Habit: POSTERIZED: The FranklinSlam

That's one helluva dunk. That's also a pretty pathetic display of weak-side box-out defense. I've heard that Franklin tend s to go by the nickname "Circus Time", and it seems like a rather appropriate name.

You know you want to see a dunk by someone who calls himself circus time. of course you do.

Nice Things to Say About Attila the Hun | Past Imperfect

Attila was a "savage destroyer" of whom it was said that "the grass never grew on the spot where his horse had trod." For the Roman historian Jordanes, he was "a man born into the world to shake the nations." As recently as a century ago, when the British wanted to emphasize how barbarous and how un-English their opponents in the First World War had grown—how very far they had fallen short in their sense of honor, justice and fair play—they called the Germans "Huns."

Dude was a badass. He was also a bit of a dick. But that's just the beginning