I talked to some UC football players at halftime. Perhaps you will enjoy their perspective on the game.
Munchie Legaux says "I want to see Gates play more. They looked alright." He was sitting with Malcolm Murray, Clemente Casseus, and Bruce Horner. The quartet really perked up when we started talking NBA though.
Munchie, a high school SF, loves the Miami Heat and Lebron James. Murray isn't buying into the Lebron is King notion though. Also spotted in the crowd is CB Deven Drane and WR Alex Chisum.
Posted on 1/7 3:07 PM | IP: 18.104.22.168
STJ busted out of the locker room with 8-0 run. The Storm now lead 30-25.
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Crowd in uproar. Yancy Gates was believed to be wacked on his arm twice. No calls. Then he gets called for an awkward sliding defense call.
Gates will play with 3 fouls with 16:26 to play. STJ leads 30-25.
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Much like the first half UC opened up with zero points four minutes in. STJ PG Phil Greene is becoming more aggressive.
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Always LOVE the puns. Yancy is now sitting. Cheikh Mbodj Cheikh's back into the game.
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Officials wipe away a Justin Jackson bucket. The call is offensive goaltending. It was absurdly free of the rim when Jax put it back. That was the first call I truly believed to be awful.
Personally the Gates' no calls looked like clean blocks to me.
STJ leads 30-27.
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Yancy Gates returns. The Bearcats have starting 3 guards with Jax and Yancy.
Jumping Jax is playing very assertively on offense. It is great to see UC using their size advantage. That hasn't been an option for over a month.
This guy Amir Garrett apparently was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. I read he throws a 94-mph fastball. Look up more reading material on him if you are curious.
St. John's is putting a very real effort into discontinuing the UC 7-game winning streak. This was not supposed to be a close game, but St. John's is pushing the ball right into the craw of Cincinnati guards.
STJ leads 37-28.
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Mick has benched all starting guards.
He is now playing three freshmen (Guyn, Sanders, Davis) with Parker and Mbodj.
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Starters returning. Was Mick's brief benching helpful?
STJ leads 41-28.
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UC finally pokes one home. Yancy dunks in traffic. The Cats trail by 13, but they believe again. That is important.
Gates at the line.
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Dion Dixon = Zero points.
Cashmere Wright = 2 points.
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I expected D'Angelo Harrison to be a problem. He is a confident scorer.
STJ leads 45-34.
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SK converts three point play. SK draws charge after Dion gets beat nasty.
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Also in attendance Liberty Bowl hero RB Ralph David Abernathy.
Posted on 1/7 3:37 PM | IP: 22.214.171.124
Pull Dion Dixon NOW. Cincinnati has three guys on the bench that can miss 5 straight outside shots. That is not a trait difficult to find.
STJ leads 47-37 with 6:33 to play.
Posted on 1/7 3:39 PM | IP: 126.96.36.199
Cash + Dion = 2 points. Unforgivable. Cash still trying to instigate with the dribble.
STJ leads 52-44. I think they have the gas left to get home too. Cats in tough spot.
Posted on 1/7 3:48 PM | IP: 188.8.131.52
Less than three minutes remaining the Cats and Storm hit the final TV timeout with eight points between them.
Cincinnati will need at least three made field goals in the final three minutes. All previous evidence suggests they can't do it. You have four players on the court that don't score in late/close situations.
Perhaps Park-Yancy are going offense-defense. Yancy and SK are truly your late game options today. Gonna be tough. SK driving to the basket provides you with good options. FT's, layups, both...
Posted on 1/7 3:51 PM | IP: 184.108.40.206
It looks like UC will go with the following lineup til the end. Maybe one substitution.
Cash Dion SK Jax Yancy
This means no Parker. No freshmen. No Mbodj.
Posted on 1/7 3:43 PM | IP: 220.127.116.11
UC stops STJ on defensive end.
SK continues to shoot. Misses and STJ does not. The 7-point lead could have been 4 with an SK make. Instead UC trails by ten.
Posted on 1/7 3:44 PM | IP: 18.104.22.168
UC falls to St. John's 57-55. The Cats are now 12-4, 2-1. They play Monday night against Georgetown.
Posted on 1/7 4:09 PM | IP: 22.214.171.124
Cash pumps into a three pointer. VERY tough shot.
STJ leads 52-49 with 1:34 left.
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Following a scrambled rebound STJ SG Harrison drove into traffic. He was fouled by at least two Bearcats, but Cash absorbed the call.
Harrison misses first FT. Makes second.
STJ leads 53-49. 38 seconds left.
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Cashmere Wright makes a deeper three!! Assist credited to Jax.
STJ leads 53-52 with 21 seconds left.
Posted on 1/7 3:59 PM | IP: 184.108.40.206
No more fouls to give for UC. They will be sending STJ to the line if they can't foul. Likely Harrison.
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Jeremiah Davis!!!!! Davis hits the three.
UC ties it with 3.5 seconds remaining. STJ timeout with ball.
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What a wild one!!! Wow. The media members will be talking to Coach Cronin and players in about 15 minutes. Stay tuned. Check out postgame quotes in The Cradle.