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 Hometown 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 Hometown 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 Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
10/29/2012* 7:00 PM Grand Valley State #24 Fifth Third ArenaCincinnati, OH W 80–60  5,375
11/05/2012* 7:00 PM Bellarmine #24 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH W 86–51  5,457
Regular Season
11/11/2012* 2:00 PM Tennessee-Martin #24 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH FSOH W 80–57  5,728 1–0
11/13/2012* 7:00 PM Mississippi Valley State #24 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH ESPN3 W 102–60  5,617 2–0
11/18/2012* 2:00 PM North Carolina A&T #24 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH
(Global Sports Classic)
FSOH W 93–39  5,582 3–0
11/20/2012* 7:00 PM Campbell #22 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH
(Global Sports Classic)
FSOH W 91–72  5,924 4–0
11/23/2012* 6:30 PM vs. Iowa State #22 Thomas & Mack CenterParadise, NV
(Global Sports Classic Semifinals)
CBSSN W 78–70  16,730 5–0
11/24/2012* 10:30 PM vs. Oregon #22 Thomas & Mack Center • Paradise, NV
(Global Sports Classic Championship)
CBSSN W 77–66  13,954 6–0
12/01/2012* 3:00 PM Alabama #17 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH
(SEC–Big East Challenge)
ESPN2 W 58–56  10,155 7–0
12/06/2012* 7:00 PM Arkansas–Little Rock #11 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH FSOH W 87–53  6,127 8–0
12/08/2012* 2:00 PM Maryland–Eastern Shore #11 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH FSOH/ESPN3 W 92–60  6,423 9–0
12/15/2012* 2:00 PM vs. Marshall #11 Charleston Civic CenterCharleston, WV CBSSN W 72–56  5,432 10–0
12/19/2012* 7:00 PM vs. Xavier #11 U.S. Bank Arena • Cincinnati, OH
(Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic)
ESPN2 W 60–45  14,528 11–0
12/22/2012* 4:00 PM Wright State #11 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH FSOH W 68–58  9,248 12–0
12/27/2012* 9:00 PM New Mexico #8 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH ESPN2 L 54–55  10,627 12–1
12/31/2012 12:00 PM at #24 Pittsburgh #14 Petersen Events CenterPittsburgh, PA ESPN2 W 70–61  12,510 13–1 (1–0)
01/05/2013 4:00 PM St. John's #14 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH ESPNU L 52–53  8,142 13–2 (1–1)
01/07/2013 6:30 PM #17 Notre Dame #21 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH ESPN2 L 60–66  10,293 13–3 (1–2)
01/12/2013 8:00 PM at Rutgers #21 Louis Brown Athletic CenterPiscataway, NJ BIG EAST Network/FSOH/ESPN3 W 68–58  5,560 14–3 (2–2)
01/15/2013 8:30 PM at DePaul Allstate ArenaRosemont, IL BIG EAST Network/FSOH/ESPN3 W 75–70  8,120 15–3 (3–2)
01/19/2013 7:00 PM #25 Marquette Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH ESPNU W 71–69 OT 12,812 16–3 (4–2)
01/21/2013 3:30 PM at #3 Syracuse #21 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ESPN L 55–57  24,281 16–4 (4–3)
01/30/2013 7:00 PM Rutgers #24 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH BIG EAST Network/FSOH/ESPN3 W 62–54  11,024 17–4 (5–3)
02/02/2013 11:00 AM at Seton Hall #24 Prudential CenterNewark, NJ ESPNU W 65–59  6,961 18–4 (6–3)
02/06/2013 7:00 PM at Providence #17 Dunkin' Donuts CenterProvidence RI BIG EAST Network/FSOH/ESPN3 L 50–54  7,837 18–5 (6–4)
02/09/2013 6:00 PM #23 Pittsburgh #17 Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH ESPN L 52–62  12,478 18–6 (6–5)
02/12/2013 8:00 PM Villanova Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH BIG EAST Network/FSOH/ESPN3 W 68–50  9,534 19–6 (7–5)
02/15/2013 9:00 PM #15 Georgetown Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH ESPN L 55–62  12,842 19–7 (7–6)
02/21/2013 7:00 PM at Connecticut XL CenterHartford, CT ESPN L 66–73 OT 11,131 19–8 (7–7)
02/24/2013 2:00 PM at #25 Notre Dame Joyce CenterNotre Dame, IN CBS L 41–62  9,149 19–9 (7–8)
03/02/2013 2:00 PM Connecticut Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH BIG EAST Network/WKRC/ESPN3 W 61–56  12,432 20–9 (8–8)
03/04/2013 7:00 PM at #8 Louisville KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, KY ESPN L 51–67  22,739 20–10 (8–9)
03/09/2013 4:00 PM South Florida Fifth Third Arena • Cincinnati, OH Big East Network/FSOH/ESPN3 W 61–53 OT 11,572 21–10 (9–9)
2013 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
03/13/2013 12:00 PM vs. Providence Madison Square GardenNew York City, NY
(Second Round)
ESPN W 61–44  20,057 22–10
03/14/2013 12:00 PM vs. #5 Georgetown Madison Square Garden • New York City, NY
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN L 43–62  20,057 22–11
2013 NCAA Tournament
03/22/2013* 3:00 PM vs. (7 MW) Creighton #(10 MW) Wells Fargo CenterPhiladelphia, PA
(Second Round)
CBS L 63–67  20,125 22–12
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. 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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