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)
Ranking
AP #17
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

Recruiting[edit]

2012 Recruiting Class[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


David Nyarsuk
C
Juba, Sudan Mountain State 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Aug 27, 2012 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • 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:
  • 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
#24 Grand Valley State W 80–60 
Fifth Third Arena (5,375)
Cincinnati, OH
11/05/2012*
7:00 PM
#24 Bellarmine W 86–51 
Fifth Third Arena (5,457)
Cincinnati, OH
Regular Season
11/11/2012*
2:00 PM, FSOH
#24 Tennessee-Martin W 80–57  1–0
Fifth Third Arena (5,728)
Cincinnati, OH
11/13/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
#24 Mississippi Valley State W 102–60  2–0
Fifth Third Arena (5,617)
Cincinnati, OH
11/18/2012*
2:00 PM, FSOH
#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
#22 Campbell
Global Sports Classic
W 91–72  4–0
Fifth Third Arena (5,924)
Cincinnati, OH
11/23/2012*
6:30 PM, CBSSN
#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
#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
#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
#11 Arkansas–Little Rock W 87–53  8–0
Fifth Third Arena (6,127)
Cincinnati, OH
12/08/2012*
2:00 PM, FSOH/ESPN3
#11 Maryland–Eastern Shore W 92–60  9–0
Fifth Third Arena (6,423)
Cincinnati, OH
12/15/2012*
2:00 PM, CBSSN
#11 vs. Marshall W 72–56  10–0
Charleston Civic Center (5,432)
Charleston, WV
12/19/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
#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
#11 Wright State W 68–58  12–0
Fifth Third Arena (9,248)
Cincinnati, OH
12/27/2012*
9:00 PM, ESPN2
#8 New Mexico L 54–55  12–1
Fifth Third Arena (10,627)
Cincinnati, OH
12/31/2012
12:00 PM, ESPN2
#14 at #24 Pittsburgh W 70–61  13–1 (1–0)
Petersen Events Center (12,510)
Pittsburgh, PA
01/05/2013
4:00 PM, ESPNU
#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
#21 #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
#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
#25 Marquette W 71–69 OT 16–3 (4–2)
Fifth Third Arena (12,812)
Cincinnati, OH
01/21/2013
3:30 PM, ESPN
#21 at #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
#24 Rutgers W 62–54  17–4 (5–3)
Fifth Third Arena (11,024)
Cincinnati, OH
02/02/2013
11:00 AM, ESPNU
#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
#17 at Providence L 50–54  18–5 (6–4)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (7,837)
Providence RI
02/09/2013
6:00 PM, ESPN
#17 #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
#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 #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 #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. #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
#(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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