2012–13 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team

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2012–13 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball
Cincinnati University Bearcats textlogo.svg
Global Sports Classic Champions
NCAA Tournament Midwest Region 10 Seed
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
2012–13 record 22–12 (9–9 Big East)
Head coach Mick Cronin
Assistant coach Larry Davis
Assistant coach Darren Savino
Assistant coach Antwon Jackson
Home arena Fifth Third Arena
Seasons
« 2011–12 2013–14 »
2012–13 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 Louisville 14 4   .778     35 5   .875
#8 Georgetown 14 4   .778     25 7   .781
#15 Marquette 14 4   .778     26 9   .743
#20 Pittsburgh 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
#16 Syracuse 11 7   .611     30 10   .750
#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
2013 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 30, 2013[1]; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties

The 2012–13 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team will represent 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, play their home games at Fifth Third Arena and are members of the Big East Conference.

Roster[edit]

2012–13 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
G 0 Davis, JeremiahJeremiah Davis 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 204 lb (93 kg) So Muncie, Indiana
G 1 Wright, CashmereCashmere Wright 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Sr Savannah, Georgia
F 2 Rubles, TitusTitus Rubles 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Jr Dallas, Texas
F 3 Thomas, ShaquilleShaquille Thomas 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 177 lb (80 kg) RS Fr Paterson, New Jersey
F 5 Jackson, JustinJustin Jackson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Jr Cocoa Beach, Florida
G 10 Eppensteiner, AlexAlex Eppensteiner 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Cincinnati, Ohio
C 13 Mbodj, CheikhCheikh Mbodj 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Sr Dakar, Senegal
G 14 Guyn, Ge'LawnGe'Lawn Guyn 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 174 lb (79 kg) So Georgetown, Kentucky
F 15 Sanders, JermaineJermaine Sanders 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 226 lb (103 kg) So Far Rockaway, New York
G/F 23 Kilpatrick, SeanSean Kilpatrick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 221 lb (100 kg) RS Jr White Plains, New York
F 24 Gaines, KelvinKelvin Gaines 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 227 lb (103 kg) RS So Ocala, Florida
C 33 Nyarsuk, DavidDavid Nyarsuk 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Juba, Sudan
F 44 Parker, JaQuonJaQuon Parker 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Sr Suffolk, Virginia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Larry Davis (Asbury College)
  • Darren Savino (Jersey City College)
  • Antwon Jackson (University of Pikeville)

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

Roster
Last update: 2012-08-28

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Dixon, DionDion Dixon 3 Guard 6'3" 195 Senior Chicago, Illinois Graduated
Ellis, OctaviusOctavius Ellis 2 Guard 6'9" 210 Freshmen Memphis, Tennessee Dismissed[2]
Gates, YancyYancy Gates 34 Forward 6'9" 260 Senior Cincinnati, Ohio Graduated

Class of 2012 Signees[edit]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Titus Rubles
SF
Dallas, TX Blinn College 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Mar 19, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 87
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:

Class of 2013 Commitments[edit]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Troy Caupain
SG
Midlothian, VA Crosby 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jun 8, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 88
Kevin Johnson
SG
Cincinnati, OH Summit Country Day 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jun 11, 2012 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:2/5 stars    ESPN grade: 77
Jamaree Strickland
C
Oakland, CA Queen City Prep 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Nov 16, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 88
Deshaun Morman
SG
Brandon, FL Faith Baptist 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Nov 16, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 88
Jermaine Lawrence
PF
Sparta, NJ Pope John XXIII Regional HS 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Feb 3, 2013 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  247Sports: NR  ESPN: 24
  • 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:

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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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. ^ http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/rankings

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