Dec 17, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats forward Jermaine Sanders (15) and forward Titus Rubles (2) celebrate after Rubles

December 18th Rollout: Jimmy V Classic Reactions


Huge huge HUGE win for the Bearcats last night in the Jimmy V Classic. I shared my thoughts after the game but here are what others had to say.

ESPN

Silver-lining time. Justin Jackson had a terrific game for Cincinnati — 12 points and nine rebounds, and that’s exactly what the Bearcats need. Sean Kilpatrick can’t win games alone, and if Jackson can remain a steady presence inside, that will pay big dividends down the stretch.

CBS Sports

The Bearcats’ offense is still a work in progress, but if Tuesday night is any indication, their defense is still going to be enough to win them games against quality competition.

Bearcats Blog

Titus Rubles won the game tonight on a putback with 4.4 seconds left to put ahead 44-43.Cincinnati and Pittsburgh played a horrible game of basketball tonight. It was one of the slowest paced games of the season. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh both shot terribly. Cincinnati was able to capitalize on their horrible shooting by dominating the offensive glass.

Down The Drive

This team’s heart.  Most, if not all, Bearcats fans were fearing the worst Tuesday night.  National stage, coming off a terribly embarrassing loss to the crosstown rival, undefeated Pitt.  In 72 hours, the staff and team managed to put all of that behind and focus on the task at hand.  Truly impressive.

Cincinnati Enquirer

Not only did UC hold Pitt, which entered the game averaging 82.6 points, to its season low offensive output, the Bearcats limited the Panthers to 31.4 shooting and out-rebounded them, 35-27, with 16 offensive rebounds and 16 second-chance points to seven for Pitt.

Fox Sports Ohio

Pittsburgh did not have a field goal for a 13:43 stretch in the second half, a drought that ended with a drive by Cameron Wright with 1:07 left that gave the Panthers a 43-42 lead. Patterson missed two free throws with 21 seconds left. Cincinnati worked the clock down and Kilpatrick missed a drive but Rubles got the rebound and scored.

GoBearcats

Pittsburgh did not have a field goal for a 13:43 stretch in the second half, a drought that ended with a drive by Cameron Wright with 1:07 left that gave the Panthers a 43-42 lead. Patterson missed two free throws with 21 seconds left.

Cardiac Hill

If you’re looking for a reason Pitt lost the game (other than the abysmal offense, of course), look no further than the rebounding totals. The Panthers weren’t only beaten on the boards, but throttled, 34-25. The offensive rebounding for Cincinnati was really what killed Pitt. The Bearcats won that battle 14-6 and Pitt looked horrendous at times under the rim allowing Cincinnati players to basically beat them to the ball.

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  • bearcats4

    Everyone everywhere keeps pointing out Pitt’s 13:43 stretch without a field goal in the 2nd half. Well a team can not make field goals and be at the foul line at the same time. Considering Pitt’s 29 or so trips to the foul line vs. 3 for the Bearcats. Pitt didn’t have time to make field goals