Potent Potables [Game Recaps]

dave@friarblog —  January 31st, 2010 10:27 PM
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2009-2010 Providence Basketball for $500 Alex.

Kyle Smiyth

Jonathan Peoples

Darius Johnson-Odom

Cashmere Wright

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“Who are…random players who have scored their career highs against Providence this season?”

YOU WON!

I think I’ll need some potent potables to get through the rest of this season! Hit up the rest of the game recap after the jump.

LETS TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT ‘THE FOUR FACTORS’

More on the Four Factors

  • Providence’s effective field goal percentage looks pretty good overall (and was actually their 6th best of the season believe it or not), but the 2nd half stretch where the Bearcats built up their 10+ lead was pretty ugly.  The Friars could not get any good looks, and Vincent Council was even having trouble driving to the hoop.  PC’s high eFG% was mainly due to a really good three point percentage overall (13-34, 38.2%), but the team started out 6-6 over the first six minutes, and hit 3 in the final few minutes.  So, for a good chunk of the game, there was quite some clanking going on from long range.
  • Cincinnati has only put up a higher effective field goal percentage in one game this season — .5 more (64.8%) against the powerhouse that is Texas Southern.  They also fell 1 three-pointer short of their season high, achieved three times against Toledo, Texas Southern, and Cal State Bakersfield.
  • Before the game, it appeared that Cincinnati could have the rebounding edge, but it was surprisingly even.  PC held a slight 13-8 lead in second chance points, despite very similar offensive rebounding percentage numbers.  Bilal Dixon tied for the game high of 3 offensive rebounds, and Marshon Brooks and Greedy Peterson chipped in with two apiece.   Yancy Gates was not a big factor on the offensive glass, being held to just 1.  Darnell Wilks tied Dixon with 3 ORB, and only freshman Lance Stephenson was able to grab more than 1 for the Bearcats.
  • The free throw rate of Cincinnati is obviously inflated due to the Friars trying to extend the game by fouling in the final minutes.  Providence kept fouling, well because Cincinnati couldn’t piss in the ocean.  Cashmere Wright, who couldn’t miss taking regular shots all night, went 3-7.  The Friars did not get to the line well, and did equally as bad once they got there.  When Sharaud Curry even misses two in one game, you know the team is in trouble.

OTHER STAT NOTES

Possessions: 79

Efficiency Ratings

PC: 111.4

Cincinnati: 116.5

Let’s judge some performances by dishing out some pasta (from 1-4, 4 being awesome). My homage to the Star-Ledger.

Cashmere Wright – Good luck getting 20+ again this season, well, unless you play Providence in the BIG EAST Tournament I suppose

Sharaud Curry -Almost fueled the furious comeback with a few threes and drives.  When he went to the line in the first half, ESPNU pointed out his 28 straight free throws made streak, in which he promptly missed.  Six turnovers not exactly great though.

Jamine Peterson – Started off really strong with 14 first half points, but Cincinnati’s defense really keyed in on him and he only scored 5 in the 2nd while the Friars offense struggled

Brian McKenzie – BMac, you are going to starve if you keep getting these 1 bowl meals!

Yancy Gates – Pretty quiet game for the sophomore big man.

BOX SCORES FOR THE STATS NERDS!

Friars.com Boxscore

Friars.com Gametracker

StatSheet.com Boxscore

AROUND THE INTERWEBS

Friars.com: Men’s Basketball Defeated At Cincinnati, 92-88

The Providence College men’s basketball team was defeated at Cincinnati, 92-88, in BIG EAST action on Saturday, January 30. Friar senior Sharaud Curry (Gainesville, Ga.) led the team with a game-high 27 points in the loss.

GoBearCats.com: Men’s Basketball Edges Providence, 92-88

Five Bearcats scored in double figures, with Rashad Bishop scoring 16 points and grabbing six rebounds, Deonta Vaughn scoring 12 points, Lance Stephenson scoring 12 points and pulling down a game-high nine rebounds, and Darnell Wilks adding 10 points. It is the third time this season that five UC players have scored in double figures in a game and the third time this season that the Bearcats have scored 90-plus points in a game.

Projo.com: PC surge vs. Cincinnati falls short, 92-88

Cincinnati, keyed by a point guard who barely had seen the court lately, went on a huge second-half run and kept Jamine Peterson from having an impact in the final 20 minutes. PC, thanks to Sharaud Curry’s 27 points, made a last-minute desperation run but ultimately fell short during its 92-88 loss to the Bearcats at Fifth Third Arena.

Projo.com: Friars’ sizzling hot start fizzles out

Then, as quickly as the Friars shooters found their hot hands, they cooled to below-freezing temperatures, missing 10 of their next 12 long-range attempts in 92-88 loss to Cincinnati.

Cincinnati.com: Cincinnati defeats Providence 92-88

Making his first start since Dec. 16, the freshman point guard scored a career-high 24 points to lead UC to a 92-88 Big East Conference victory over Providence on Saturday night before a crowd of 10,045 at Fifth Third Arena.

CNATI: Providence-UC: The morning after

One of the more interesting elements of the postgame comments came from the rarely loquacious Rashad Bishop. The question revolved around the way UC seemed to thrive in the uptempo game that Providence forced UC to play.

Bishop scored 16 points — and now is averaging 11.3 points a game in the last four contests, he hadn’t hit double digits in any of the previous seven games.

Still, he along with Cashmere Wright and Darnell Wilks thrived in the open, up-and-down game.

“That’s the way everybody on our team likes to do, we got a lot of uptempo players, when we play like that I think it shows off our talent a little more,” Bishop said.

The News Record: Cashing in: Wright leads Cats to win

Freshman point guard Cashmere Wright scored a career-high 24 points Saturday night, leading the University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team to a 92-88 victory against Providence University at Fifth Third Arena.

Bearcats Blog: Bearcats too much Friars

The Cincinnati Bearcats improved to 14-7, 5-4 in the Big East, with a 92-88 win over the Providence Friars. Providence is now 12-9, and 4-5 in conference. The Bearcats were powered by a career day from Cashmere Wright. Cash went for 24-4-5 assists-3 steals in his first start since December 16. Darnell Wilks tossed in 10 points, including the monster dunk back that’s pictured. For the Friars, Sharaud Curry matched his career high with 27. Jamine Peterson had 19.

Boring-ass AP Writeup: Cashmere Wright has career-high 24, Cincinnati beats Providence 92-88 in fast-paced game

Redshirt freshman Cashmere Wright scored a career-high 24 points, nine of them during a 16-1 run in the second half that swept Cincinnati to a 92-88 victory over Providence on Saturday night.

FEATURED FAN TWEET

Former Friar Dickie Simpkins was announcing the game for ESPNU..

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OTHER TWITTER REACTIONS

rjsuperfly66 Glad I kept the game off. Tired of piss poor performances that turn out ok at end. Was I only one booing mckenzie during lineups wed nite?

JMulley #Friars road just gets harder from here #BigEast #Basketball.

gregjbutler Why can’t we play like that for the whole 2nd half

UCBearcatsblog Cincinnati could be up 20 if they made free throws. Turn that, and it would be tied if Providence made free throws

cullenpatrick Just let this game be over already. #friars remaining schedule looks just a bit challenging…

TheRoundtable Filthy dunk by Brooks! Maybe a Friar will get some top 10 love finally! #friars

DA_5 Mick Cronin looks like a cross between Ron Howard and Gollum. #Friars

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