2009–10 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team

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2009-10 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball
Cincinnati University Bearcats textlogo.svg
NIT, Second round
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
2009-10 record 19–16 (7–11 Big East)
Head coach Mick Cronin
Home arena Fifth Third Arena
Seasons
← 2008-09
2010-11 →
2009–10 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Syracuse 15 3   .833     30 5   .857
#6 West Virginia 13 5   .722     31 7   .816
#9 Villanova 13 5   .722     25 8   .758
#18 Pittsburgh 13 5   .722     25 9   .735
Marquette 11 7   .611     22 12   .647
Louisville 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
#14 Georgetown 10 8   .556     23 11   .676
Notre Dame 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
South Florida 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Seton Hall 9 9   .500     19 13   .594
Cincinnati 7 11   .389     19 16   .543
Connecticut 7 11   .389     18 16   .529
St. John's 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Providence 4 14   .222     12 19   .387
DePaul 1 17   .056     8 23   .258
2010 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 3, 2010[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team represented the University of Cincinnati during the 2009–10 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team played its home games in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Fifth Third Arena, which has a capacity of 13,176. They are members of the Big East Conference. The Bearcats finished the season 19–16, 7–11 in Big East play and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2010 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament before losing to eventual champion West Virginia. They were invited to the 2010 National Invitation Tournament where they advanced to the second round before falling to Dayton.

2009-10 schedule and results[edit]

Source[2]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/5/2009*
7:30pm
Saginaw Valley State W 86–58 
Fifth Third Arena (6,558)
Cincinnati, OH
11/12/2009*
7:30pm
Bellarmine W 76–69 
Fifth Third Arena (6,653)
Cincinnati, OH
Regular Season
11/16/2009*
7:30pm
Prairie View A&M W 69–62  1–0
Fifth Third Arena (6,777)
Cincinnati, OH
11/18/2009*
7:30pm, FS Ohio
Toledo W 92–68  2–0
Fifth Third Arena (7,010)
Cincinnati, OH
11/23/2009*
5:30pm, ESPN2
vs. No. 24 Vanderbilt
Maui Invitational
W 67–58  3–0
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
11/24/2009*
7:00pm, ESPN
vs. No. 21 Maryland
Maui Invitational
W 69–57  4–0
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
11/25/2009*
10:00pm, ESPN
vs. Gonzaga
Maui Invitational
L 61–59 OT 4–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
12/1/2009*
7:30pm, FS Ohio
No. 22 Texas Southern W 94–57  5–1
Fifth Third Arena (6,825)
Cincinnati, OH
12/10/2009*
8:30pm, ESPN2
No. 19 Miami (OH) W 63–59  6–1
U.S. Bank Arena (6,280)
Cincinnati, OH
12/13/2009*
7:00pm, ESPNU
No. 19 at Xavier L 83–79 2OT 6–2
Cintas Center (10,250)
Cincinnati, OH
12/16/2009*
7:00pm, CBSCS
No. 25 at UAB L 64–47  6–3
Bartow Arena (6,939)
Birmingham, AL
12/19/2009*
2:00pm, FS Ohio
No. 25 Lipscomb W 80–52  7–3
Fifth Third Arena (6,647)
Cincinnati, OH
12/22/2009*
7:30pm, FS Ohio
Winthrop W 74–57  8–3
Fifth Third Arena (7,292)
Cincinnati, OH
12/30/2009
7:00pm, ESPNU
No. 10 Connecticut W 71–69  9–3 (1–0)
Fifth Third Arena (10,409)
Cincinnati, OH
1/2/2010
8:00pm, FS Ohio
at Rutgers W 65–58  10–3 (2–0)
The RAC (5,651)
Piscataway, NJ
1/4/2010
7:00pm, ESPN
No. 23 Pittsburgh L 71–69  10–4 (2–1)
Fifth Third Arena (8,699)
Cincinnati, OH
1/6/2010*
7:30pm, FS Ohio
Cal State Bakersfield W 87–58  11–4 (2–1)
Fifth Third Arena (7,168)
Cincinnati, OH
1/9/2010
6:00pm, FS Ohio
at Seton Hall L 83–76  11–5 (2–2)
Prudential Center (7,551)
Newark, NJ
1/13/2010
6:00pm, ESPNU
at St. John's L 52–50  11–6 (2–3)
Madison Square Garden (7,040)
New York, NY
1/16/2010
4:00pm, ESPNU
Notre Dame W 60–58  12–6 (3–3)
Fifth Third Arena (11,589)
Cincinnati, OH
1/20/2010
7:00pm, ESPN2
South Florida W 78–70  13–6 (4–3)
Fifth Third Arena (7,306)
Cincinnati, OH
1/24/2010
12:00pm, FS Ohio
at Louisville L 68–60  13–7 (4–4)
Freedom Hall (18,617)
Louisville, KY
1/30/2010
8:00pm, ESPNU
Providence W 92–88  14–7 (5–4)
Fifth Third Arena (10,045)
Cincinnati, OH
2/4/2010
9:00pm, ESPN2
at Notre Dame L 83–65  14–8 (5–5)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (8,530)
Notre Dame, IN
2/7/2010
2:00pm, FS Ohio
No. 3 Syracuse L 71–54  14–9 (5–6)
Fifth Third Arena (11,045)
Cincinnati, OH
2/13/2010
12:00pm, WKRC
at Connecticut W 60–48  15–9 (6–6)
XL Center (14,605)
Hartford, CT
2/16/2010
7:00pm, ESPNU
at South Florida L 65–57  15–10 (6–7)
Sun Dome (6,607)
Tampa, FL
2/21/2010
2:00pm, FS Ohio
Marquette L 79–76 OT 15–11 (6–8)
Fifth Third Arena (10,192)
Cincinnati, OH
2/24/2010
7:00pm, FS Ohio
DePaul W 74–69  16–11 (7–8)
Fifth Third Arena (8,111)
Cincinnati, OH
2/27/2010
2:00pm, WKRC
at No. 8 West Virginia L 74–68  16–12 (7–9)
WVU Coliseum (12,598)
Morgantown, WV
3/2/2010
7:00pm, ESPN2
No. 9 Villanova L 77–73  16–13 (7–10)
Fifth Third Arena (11,076)
Cincinnati, OH
3/6/2010
12:00pm, ESPN
at No. 19 Georgetown L 74–47  16–14 (7–11)
Verizon Center (17,054)
Washington, DC
Big East Tournament
3/9/2010
9:30pm, ESPNU
vs. Rutgers
First Round
W 69–68  17–14
Madison Square Garden (19,375)
New York, NY
3/10/2010
9:30pm, ESPN
vs. Louisville
Second Round
W 69–66  18–14
Madison Square Garden (19,375)
New York, NY
3/11/2010
9:30pm, ESPN
vs. No. 7 West Virginia
Quarterfinals
L 54–51  18–15
Madison Square Garden (19,375)
New York, NY
2010 National Invitation Tournament
3/17/2010*
7:00pm, ESPN2
Weber State
First round
W 76–62  19–15
Fifth Third Arena (2,410)
Cincinnati, OH
3/22/2010*
9:00pm, ESPN
Dayton
Second round
L 81–66  19–16
Fifth Third Arena (6,479)
Cincinnati, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final
USA Today/ESPN Coaches 24 19 RV
Associated Press 22 19 25

1 - Note that rankings above 25 are not official rankings. They are representations of ranking based on the number of points received in the weekly poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2009-10." ESPN.com. Retrieved 03-25-10.
  2. ^ "2009-10 Schedule". Archived from the original on 9 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-14.