Instant Analysis: UC downs Maryland-ES.

We take a look at some notes from UC's 92-60 victory of Maryland-Eastern Shore.

-Sean Kilpatrick was on tonight. After struggling a bit with his shot against Arkansas-Little Rock, Kilpatrick had it going against Maryland Eastern Shore. He finished 10-15 shooting with 23 points.

-Cashmere Wright himself a game as well, proving the lethality of Cincinnati's backcourt. The senior from Virginia finished with 20 points and nine assists. Wright showed off his passing ability with a myriad of strong drive and dish moves and some nifty passes in tight spaces. It was the complete game that coach Mick Cronin wants to see from his point guard.

-Shaquille Thomas showed me some promise in this game. The lone freshmen on this UC squad, albeit a redshirt freshmen, poured in 11 points and seven rebounds on 4-8 shooting. The freshman is rail thin, coming in at around 180 lbs, but is a freak athlete and has good height at 6-7. He's a solid slashing small forward type whom I expect to get some solid minutes coming off the bench for the Bearcats.

-Turnovers continue to be a problem for the Bearcats. Three days after committing 19 against UALR, UC committed 15 more against Maryland-Eastern Shore. In these tune-up non conference games, the large amount of turnovers aren't necessarily an issue, as UC boasts a large talent advantage of their opponents. But as we get into conference play, the Bearcats are going to have to shore up their discipline and cut down on the mistakes.

-The Bearcats did, however, put on a show defensively. They held the Eagles to a measly 29 percent shooting while forcing 13 turnovers of their own, adding in nine blocks for good measure.

-Titus Rubles might be this teams best option in the frontcourt. While only 6-7, Rubles shows an aggressiveness that is lacking in the other frontcourt options. Rubles pulled in 10 rebounds coming off the bench to lead the team while pouring in seven points of his own. I still would like to see Cheikh Mbdoj attack the glass harder, but he makes up for it with his defensive presence, adding four blocks, and his athleticism.


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