2012–13 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team

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2012–13 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball
Cincinnati University Bearcats textlogo.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceBig East Conference (1979–2013)
2012–13 record22–12 (9–9 Big East)
Head coachMick Cronin
Assistant coachLarry Davis
Assistant coachDarren Savino
Assistant coachAntwon Jackson
Home arenaFifth Third Arena
Seasons
2012–13 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 8 Georgetown 14 4   .778     25 7   .781
No. 15 Marquette 14 4   .778     26 9   .743
No. 20 Pittsburgh 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
No. 16 Syracuse 11 7   .611     30 10   .750
No. 23 Notre Dame 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
Villanova 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
Connecticut* 10 8   .556     20 10   .667
Cincinnati 9 9   .500     22 12   .647
Providence 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
St. John's 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 16   .484
Seton Hall 3 15   .167     15 18   .455
South Florida 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
DePaul 2 16   .111     11 21   .344
No. 2 Louisville†** 0 4   .000     0 5   .000
2013 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 30, 2013[1]; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties. **Louisville: 29 reg. season games, 6 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed Record-(35–5)(14–4)

The 2012–13 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team represented the University of Cincinnati during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bearcats, led by seventh year head coach Mick Cronin, played their home games at Fifth Third Arena and were members of the Big East Conference.

Offseason[edit]

Departing players[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Octavius Ellis 2 F 6'9" 210 Freshmen Memphis, Tennessee Dismissed,[2] transferred to Trinity Valley CC
Dion Dixon 3 G 6'3" 195 Senior Chicago, Illinois Graduated
Yancy Gates 34 F 6'9" 260 Senior Cincinnati, Ohio Graduated

Recruiting class of 2012[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Titus Rubles
PF
Dallas, TX Blinn College 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Mar 19, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 87
David Nyarsuk
C
Juba, South Sudan Mountain State University 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 230 lb (100 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  247Sports: NR  ESPN: NR
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Cincinnati 2012 Player Commits". ESPN.com.
  • "2012 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Roster[edit]

2012–13 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Jeremiah Davis 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 204 lb (93 kg) So Huntington Prep Muncie, Indiana
G 1 Cashmere Wright 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Sr Urban Christian Academy Savannah, Georgia
F 2 Titus Rubles 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Jr Blinn CC Dallas, Texas
F 3 Shaquille Thomas 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 177 lb (80 kg) RS Fr NIA Prep Paterson, New Jersey
F 5 Justin Jackson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Jr Arlington Country Day School Cocoa Beach, Florida
G 10 Alex Eppensteiner (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Elder High School Cincinnati, Ohio
C 13 Cheikh Mbodj 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Sr Grayson College Dakar, Senegal
G 14 Ge'Lawn Guyn 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 174 lb (79 kg) So South Kent Prep Georgetown, Kentucky
F 15 Jermaine Sanders 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 226 lb (103 kg) So Rice High School Far Rockaway, New York
G/F 23 Sean Kilpatrick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 221 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Notre Dame Prep White Plains, New York
F 24 Kelvin Gaines 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 227 lb (103 kg) RS So Arlington Country Day School Ocala, Florida
C 33 David Nyarsuk 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Mountain State Juba, South Sudan
F 44 JaQuon Parker 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Sr King's Fork High School Suffolk, Virginia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2012-08-28

Recruiting class of 2013[edit]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
10/29/2012*
7:00 PM
No. 24 Grand Valley State W 80–60 
Fifth Third Arena (5,375)
Cincinnati, OH
11/05/2012*
7:00 PM
No. 24 Bellarmine W 86–51 
Fifth Third Arena (5,457)
Cincinnati, OH
Regular Season
11/11/2012*
2:00 PM, FSOH
No. 24 Tennessee-Martin W 80–57  1–0
Fifth Third Arena (5,728)
Cincinnati, OH
11/13/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 24 Mississippi Valley State W 102–60  2–0
Fifth Third Arena (5,617)
Cincinnati, OH
11/18/2012*
2:00 PM, FSOH
No. 24 North Carolina A&T
Global Sports Classic
W 93–39  3–0
Fifth Third Arena (5,582)
Cincinnati, OH
11/20/2012*
7:00 PM, FSOH
No. 22 Campbell
Global Sports Classic
W 91–72  4–0
Fifth Third Arena (5,924)
Cincinnati, OH
11/23/2012*
6:30 PM, CBSSN
No. 22 vs. Iowa State
Global Sports Classic Semifinals
W 78–70  5–0
Thomas & Mack Center (16,730)
Paradise, NV
11/24/2012*
10:30 PM, CBSSN
No. 22 vs. Oregon
Global Sports Classic Championship
W 77–66  6–0
Thomas & Mack Center (13,954)
Paradise, NV
12/01/2012*
3:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 17 Alabama
SEC–Big East Challenge
W 58–56  7–0
Fifth Third Arena (10,155)
Cincinnati, OH
12/06/2012*
7:00 PM, FSOH
No. 11 Arkansas–Little Rock W 87–53  8–0
Fifth Third Arena (6,127)
Cincinnati, OH
12/08/2012*
2:00 PM, FSOH/ESPN3
No. 11 Maryland–Eastern Shore W 92–60  9–0
Fifth Third Arena (6,423)
Cincinnati, OH
12/15/2012*
2:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 11 vs. Marshall W 72–56  10–0
Charleston Civic Center (5,432)
Charleston, WV
12/19/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 11 vs. Xavier
Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic
W 60–45  11–0
U.S. Bank Arena (14,528)
Cincinnati, OH
12/22/2012*
4:00 PM, FSOH
No. 11 Wright State W 68–58  12–0
Fifth Third Arena (9,248)
Cincinnati, OH
12/27/2012*
9:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 8 New Mexico L 54–55  12–1
Fifth Third Arena (10,627)
Cincinnati, OH
12/31/2012
12:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 14 at No. 24 Pittsburgh W 70–61  13–1 (1–0)
Petersen Events Center (12,510)
Pittsburgh, PA
01/05/2013
4:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 14 St. John's L 52–53  13–2 (1–1)
Fifth Third Arena (8,142)
Cincinnati, OH
01/07/2013
6:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 21 No. 17 Notre Dame L 60–66  13–3 (1–2)
Fifth Third Arena (10,293)
Cincinnati, OH
01/12/2013
8:00 PM, BIG EAST Network/FSOH/ESPN3
No. 21 at Rutgers W 68–58  14–3 (2–2)
Louis Brown Athletic Center (5,560)
Piscataway, NJ
01/15/2013
8:30 PM, BIG EAST Network/FSOH/ESPN3
at DePaul W 75–70  15–3 (3–2)
Allstate Arena (8,120)
Rosemont, IL
01/19/2013
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 25 Marquette W 71–69 OT 16–3 (4–2)
Fifth Third Arena (12,812)
Cincinnati, OH
01/21/2013
3:30 PM, ESPN
No. 21 at No. 3 Syracuse L 55–57  16–4 (4–3)
Carrier Dome (24,281)
Syracuse, NY
01/30/2013
7:00 PM, BIG EAST Network/FSOH/ESPN3
No. 24 Rutgers W 62–54  17–4 (5–3)
Fifth Third Arena (11,024)
Cincinnati, OH
02/02/2013
11:00 AM, ESPNU
No. 24 at Seton Hall W 65–59  18–4 (6–3)
Prudential Center (6,961)
Newark, NJ
02/06/2013
7:00 PM, BIG EAST Network/FSOH/ESPN3
No. 17 at Providence L 50–54  18–5 (6–4)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (7,837)
Providence RI
02/09/2013
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 17 No. 23 Pittsburgh L 52–62  18–6 (6–5)
Fifth Third Arena (12,478)
Cincinnati, OH
02/12/2013
8:00 PM, BIG EAST Network/FSOH/ESPN3
Villanova W 68–50  19–6 (7–5)
Fifth Third Arena (9,534)
Cincinnati, OH
02/15/2013
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 15 Georgetown L 55–62  19–7 (7–6)
Fifth Third Arena (12,842)
Cincinnati, OH
02/21/2013
7:00 PM, ESPN
at Connecticut L 66–73 OT 19–8 (7–7)
XL Center (11,131)
Hartford, CT
02/24/2013
2:00 PM, CBS
at No. 25 Notre Dame L 41–62  19–9 (7–8)
Joyce Center (9,149)
Notre Dame, IN
03/02/2013
2:00 PM, BIG EAST Network/WKRC/ESPN3
Connecticut W 61–56  20–9 (8–8)
Fifth Third Arena (12,432)
Cincinnati, OH
03/04/2013
7:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 8 Louisville L 51–67  20–10 (8–9)
KFC Yum! Center (22,739)
Louisville, KY
03/09/2013
4:00 PM, Big East Network/FSOH/ESPN3
South Florida W 61–53 OT 21–10 (9–9)
Fifth Third Arena (11,572)
Cincinnati, OH
2013 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
03/13/2013
12:00 PM, ESPN
vs. Providence
Second Round
W 61–44  22–10
Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York City, NY
03/14/2013
12:00 PM, ESPN
vs. No. 5 Georgetown
Quarterfinals
L 43–62  22–11
Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York City, NY
2013 NCAA Tournament
03/22/2013*
3:00 PM, CBS
No. (10 MW) vs. (7 MW) Creighton
Second Round
L 63–67  22–12
Wells Fargo Center (20,125)
Philadelphia, PA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region MW=Midwest.

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Awards and milestones[edit]

Big East Conference honors[edit]

All-Big East Second Team[edit]

  • Sean Kilpatrick[4]

Player of the Week[edit]

  • Week 2: Sean Kilpatrick[5]
  • Week 10: Sean Kilpatrick[5]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV=Others receiving votes.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 WK 17 Wk 18 Final
AP 24 24 24 22 17 11 11 11 8 14 21 RV 21 24 17
Coaches 25 25 24 20 16 12 12 11 8 15 20 24 20 23 17

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings – 2012–13." ESPN.com. Retrieved: March 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "Octavius Ellis dismissed from UC". Cincinnati Enquirer. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  3. ^ "2012-2013 Cincinnati Men's Basketball Schedule". cstv.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Big East Conference Basketball Media Guide". Big East Conference. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Big East Conference Basketball Media Guide". Big East Conference. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  6. ^ http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/rankings

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