Next Day Analysis: G'town downs UC.

We bring you some notes on UC's quarterfinal loss to Georgetown in the Big East tourney.

-There's not much to say about this game. Cincinnati lost to a better team, not to mention one of the teams in contention for a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament. They held on tight in the first half, holding onto to a five-point deficit and looking like they could work their way to an upset. Then the second half happened, and Georgetown showed why they're a top five team, controlling the tempo of the game and executing their vaunted "Princeton offense" to perfection, outscoring the Bearcats 33-19 in the second half.

-Sean Kilpatrick had the worst game of his season against the Hoyas, finishing with just four points on 2-12 shooting, including 0-8 from three. It's been well established that Kilpatrick is this team's primary, and best, offensive option, and when he struggles, we've yet to see another guy step up and put up the kind of numbers Kilpatrick usually does.

-While not a huge performance, Cashmere Wright was the steady hand that drove the UC offense tonight. The senior point guard finished with 14 points, on 4-5 shooting from three, to go along with two assists and two steals. Wright never really seemed the same since coming back from his midseason knee injury, but he had a very efficient night against the Hoyas.

-Cincinnati had no answer for Otto Porter Jr. on defense. The Georgetown forward got to the rim at will, attempting 11 foul shots and converting on all of them. He also added six rebounds and two assist with only one turnover. The Hoyas offense goes through Porter, stop him and you severely handicap their ability to score. Last night, the Bearcats did not do that.

-Georgetown is known for playing stout defense, and they proved it yesterday, forcing 14 Cincinnati turnovers while only committing 15 total fouls. They forced the Bearcats into long possessions on offense, not allowing passes into the middle and watching as UC continued to pass the ball around the perimeter. Many of UC's possessions would end with a forced shot as the shot clock expired.

-At this point, UC seems to be comfortably in the tournament. Most sites have them pegged as a 8-10 seed, meaning they will more than likely face a team with a similar resume to their own in the first round, followed by a matchup with a top two seed. It's not going to be an easy draw, but with March Madness, you never know what can happen.

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