2013–14 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team

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2013–14 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball
Cincinnati University Bearcats textlogo.svg
AAC regular season co-champions
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 22
APNo. 15
2013–14 record27–7 (15–3 The American)
Head coachMick Cronin
Assistant coachLarry Davis
Assistant coachDarren Savino
Assistant coachAntwon Jackson
Home arenaFifth Third Arena
Seasons
2013–14 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#15 Cincinnati 15 3   .833     27 7   .794
#18 UConn 12 6   .667     32 8   .800
SMU 12 6   .667     27 10   .730
Memphis 12 6   .667     24 10   .706
Houston 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Rutgers 5 13   .278     12 21   .364
UCF 4 14   .222     13 18   .419
Temple 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
South Florida 3 15   .167     12 20   .375
#5 Louisville* † 0 3   .000     0 5   .000
The American Tournament winner
As of March 15th, 2014
*Louisville: 29 reg. season games, 3 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed Record-(31-6)(15-3); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013–14 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team represented the University of Cincinnati during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, The Bearcats competed in the American Athletic Conference, one of two offshoots of the original Big East Conference, and were coached by Mick Cronin in his eighth season. The team played its home games on Ed Jucker Court at the Fifth Third Arena. They finished the season 27–7, 15–3 in AAC play to share the regular season conference title with Louisville. They advanced to the semifinals of the AAC Tournament where they lost to UConn. They received an at-large bid NCAA Tournament where they lost in the second round to Harvard.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jeremiah Davis III 0 G 6'3" 199 Sophomore Muncie, Indiana Transferred to Ball State[1]
Cashmere Wright 1 G 6'2'" 178 Senior Savannah, Georgia Graduated
Alex Eppensteiner 10 G 6'4'" 190 Senior Cincinnati, Ohio Walk on; graduated
Cheikh Mbodj 13 C 6'10'" 236 Senior Dakar, Senegal Graduated
Kelvin Gaines 24 F 6'10" 227 RS Sophomore Ocala, Florida Transferred to North Texas[2]
JaQuon Parker 44 G 6'3'" 198 Senior Suffolk, Virginia Graduated

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Troy Caupain
SG
Midlothian, Virginia Crosby 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jun 8, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN grade: 77
Kevin Johnson
SG
Cincinnati, Ohio Summit Country Day 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jun 11, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN grade: 78
Jamaree Strickland
C
Oakland, California Queen City Prep 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Nov 16, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:2/5 stars    ESPN grade: 67
Deshaun Morman
SG
Brandon, Florida Faith Baptist 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Nov 16, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN grade: 72
Jermaine Lawrence
PF
Sparta, New Jersey Pope John XXIII Regional HS 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Feb 3, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 88
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:

  • "Cincinnati 2013 Player Commits". ESPN.com.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Recruiting class of 2014[edit]

Roster[edit]

2013–14 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Derrick Cox (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 186 lb (84 kg) RS Sr Mason High School Mason, Ohio
G 1 Deshaun Morman Injured Current redshirt 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Faith Baptist Christian School Richmond, Virginia
F 2 Titus Rubles 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Blinn CC Dallas, Texas
F 3 Shaquille Thomas 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS So NIA Prep Paterson, New Jersey
F 5 Justin Jackson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Arlington Country Day School Cocoa Beach, Florida
G 10 Troy Caupain 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Cosby High School Midlothian, Virginia
F 11 Jermaine Lawrence 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Pope John XXIII High School Paterson, New Jersey
G 14 Ge'Lawn Guyn 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr South Kent Prep Georgetown, Kentucky
F 15 Jermaine Sanders 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Rice High School Far Rockaway, New York
G/F 23 Sean Kilpatrick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Sr Notre Dame Prep White Plains, New York
G 25 Kevin Johnson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Summit Country Day School Cincinnati, Ohio
C 32 Jamaree Strickland Current redshirt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Fr Queen City Prep Oakland, California
C 33 David Nyarsuk 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Mountain State Juba, South Sudan
F 45 Zack Tobler (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Covington Catholic High School Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2013-12-13

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
10/26/2013*
2:00 pm
Carleton W 77–63 
Fifth Third Arena (5,124)
Cincinnati
11/02/2013*
2:00 pm
Bellarmine W 84–72 
Fifth Third Arena (5,578)
Cincinnati
Regular season
11/08/2013*
8:00 pm, ESPN3
NC Central
Global Sports Shootout
W 74–61  1–0
Fifth Third Arena (6,532)
Cincinnati
11/12/2013*
5:00 pm, ESPN
NC State
ESPN Tip-Off Marathon
W 68–57  2–0
Fifth Third Arena (7,028)
Cincinnati
11/16/2013*
2:00 pm, FSOH
Appalachian State
Global Sports Shootout
W 77–49  3–0
Fifth Third Arena (6,194)
Cincinnati
11/20/2013*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Campbell
Global Sports Shootout
W 81–62  4–0
Fifth Third Arena (6,011)
Cincinnati
11/26/2013*
7:00 pm, FSOH
UMass-Lowell W 79–49  5–0
Fifth Third Arena (5,477)
Cincinnati
11/29/2013*
4:00 pm, FSOH
Kennesaw State W 95–67  6–0
Fifth Third Arena (6,627)
Cincinnati
12/03/2013*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
USC Upstate W 86–50  7–0
Fifth Third Arena (5,113)
Cincinnati
12/07/2013*
4:05 pm, CBSSN
at New Mexico L 54–63  7–1
The Pit (15,144)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
12/14/2013*
8:00 pm, FS1
vs. Xavier
Skyline Chili Crosstown Classic
L 47–64  7–2
U.S. Bank Arena (10,250)
Cincinnati
12/17/2013*
7:00 pm, ESPN
vs. Pittsburgh
Jimmy V Classic
W 44–43  8–2
Madison Square Garden (8,062)
New York City
12/21/2013*
2:00 pm, FSOH
Middle Tennessee W 69–48  9–2
Fifth Third Arena (5,424)
Cincinnati
12/23/2013*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Chicago State W 102–62  10–2
Fifth Third Arena (5,564)
Cincinnati
12/28/2013*
4:00 pm, ESPN2
Nebraska W 74–59  11–2
Fifth Third Arena (8,254)
Cincinnati
01/01/2014
6:00 pm, ESPNU
SMU W 65–57  12–2 (1–0)
Fifth Third Arena (7,239)
Cincinnati
01/04/2014
12:00 pm, ESPN2
at No. 18 Memphis W 69–53  13–2 (2–0)
FedEx Forum (17,191)
Memphis, Tennessee
01/07/2014
9:00 pm, CBSSN
at Houston W 61–60  14–2 (3–0)
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,804)
Houston, Texas
01/11/2014
6:00 pm, CBSSN
Rutgers W 71–51  15–2 (4–0)
Fifth Third Arena (10,872)
Cincinnati
01/14/2014
9:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 19 Temple W 69–58  16–2 (5–0)
Fifth Third Arena (9,864)
Cincinnati
01/18/2014
5:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 19 at South Florida W 61–54  17–2 (6–0)
USF Sun Dome (5,322)
Tampa, Florida
01/23/2014
9:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 15 UCF W 69–51  18–2 (7–0)
Fifth Third Arena (10,242)
Cincinnati
01/26/2014
4:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 15 at Temple W 80–76  19–2 (8–0)
Liacouras Center (6,753)
Philadelphia
01/30/2014
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 13 at No. 12 Louisville W 69–66  20–2 (9–0)
KFC Yum! Center (22,644)
Louisville, Kentucky
02/02/2014
12:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 13 South Florida W 50–45  21–2 (10–0)
Fifth Third Arena (10,367)
Cincinnati
02/06/2014
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 7 No. 22 UConn W 63–58  22–2 (11–0)
Fifth Third Arena (12,432)
Cincinnati
02/08/2014
7:30 pm, ESPNU
No. 7 at SMU L 55–76  22–3 (11–1)
Moody Coliseum (7,278)
Dallas
02/15/2014
3:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 10 Houston W 73–62  23–3 (12–1)
Fifth Third Arena (13,176)
Cincinnati
02/19/2014
7:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 7 at UCF W 77–49  24–3 (13–1)
CFE Arena (5,637)
Orlando, Florida
02/22/2014
12:00 pm, CBS
No. 7 No. 11 Louisville L 57–58  24–4 (13–2)
Fifth Third Arena (13,176)
Cincinnati
03/01/2014
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 11 at UConn L 45–51  24–5 (13–3)
XL Center (16,294)
Hartford, Connecticut
03/06/2014
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 15 No. 20 Memphis W 97–84  25–5 (14–3)
Fifth Third Arena (13,176)
Cincinnati
03/08/2014
12:00 pm, ESPNews
No. 15 at Rutgers W 70–66  26–5 (15–3)
The RAC (6,650)
Pisacataway, New Jersey
American Athletic Conference Tournament
03/13/2014
7:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 13 vs. UCF
Quarterfinals
W 61–58  27–5
FedEx Forum (13,081)
Memphis, Tennessee
03/14/2014
9:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 13 vs. No. 21 UConn
Semifinals
L 56–58  27–6
FedEx Forum (11,888)
Memphis, Tennessee
NCAA Tournament
03/20/2014
2:10 pm, TNT
No. 15 (5 S) vs. (12 S) Harvard
Second round
L 57–61  27–7
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (10,862)
Spokane, WA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed within region E=East.

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Awards and milestones[edit]

All-American[edit]

  • Consensus Second Team: Sean Kilpatrick

American Athletic Conference honors[edit]

All-AAC Awards[edit]

  • Defensive Player of the Year: Justin Jackson[4]
  • Coach of the Year: Mick Cronin[4]
  • Sportsmanship Award: Sean Kilpatrick[4]

All-AAC First Team[edit]

  • Sean Kilpatrick[4]

All-AAC Second Team[edit]

  • Justin Jackson[4]

Player of the Week[edit]

  • Week 7: Justin Jackson[4]
  • Week 8: Justin Jackson[4]
  • Week 9: Justin Jackson[4]
  • Week 13: Sean Kilpatrick[4]
  • Week 14: Sean Kilpatrick[4]
  • Week 18: Sean Kilpatrick[4]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre 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 Wk 19 Wk 20 Final
AP RV RV RV RV RV RV NR NR NR RV 19 15 13 7 10 7 11 15 13 15 N/A
Coaches NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV 23 16 15 7 11 9 12 15 13 14 22

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References[edit]

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