Posted: 1/19/2013 9:49 PM
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UCengr wrote: Lefty layup with 4 sec. left to give UC the win in OT. Career high 36 pts.
Posted: 1/20/2013 12:10 AM
A few hours before the University of Cincinnati took the floor against Marquette on Saturday, Sean Kilpatrick saw Cashmere Wright in the trainer’s room and asked Wright if he was going to play. When Wright said no, Kilpatrick knew what had to be done.
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“Cash is one of our leaders,” Kilpatrick said. “I said to the team, we’re down a leader and we’ve got to step up. Everyone did a great job doing that.”
No one did a better job than Kilpatrick, who scored a career-high 36 points and delivered the game-winning shot in UC’s 71-69 overtime victory over No. 25 Marquette before 12,812 fans, the largest crowd of the season at Fifth Third Arena.
With the score tied at 69-69 following a 3-point play by Marquette’s Davante Gardner, Kilpatrick took advantage of a perfect screen by Kelvin Gaines, who was in the game only because Cheikh Mbodj, David Nyarsuk and Justin Jackson had all fouled out, and blew down the left side of the lane to drop in a left-handed layup with 4.3 seconds left.
Marquette raced down the floor and Junior Cadougan launched a shot that would have tied the score, but his shot was no good. The ball was batted in the air by a Golden Eagle player as time expired.
“I just felt at the end, because they were face-guarding me a whole lot, that if they just give me a little bit of breathing room, I’m going to try to get a layup,” Kilpatrick said. “Kelvin set a great screen and I just took their power forward on.”......................
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toothmark wrote: good win, but man.. if they are cold with threes they are dead in the water. They need to really work to get it inside. I hate to sound pessimistic but this looks like a team that will go 2nd round at best in the dance unless they get a more inside presence.
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