News & Notes: Dayton Flyers

The Bearcats and Flyers will battle on Tuesday night at Fifth Third Arena. Here are the News & Notes for the game as per the UC Sports Information Office.

CINCINNATI vs. DAYTON

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005
Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
Site: Fifth Third Arena (13,176), Cincinnati, Ohio

Records:
Cincinnati .............................................. 3-0
Dayton:.................................................. 2-2

TV: WXIX-TV 19 (Jeff Piecoro, Anthony Buford).
Radio: WLW-AM 700 (Dan Hoard, Chuck Machock).

THE COACHES

Andy Kennedy (UAB '91)
At Cincinnati: ........... 3-0, 1st year
Overall: ................... 3-0, 1st year

Brian Gregory (Oakland '90)
At Dayton: ............. 44-22, 3 years
Overall: ................. 44-22, 3 years

SERIES: Cincinnati 58, Dayton 29
LAST MEETING: Dec. 4, 2004 in Dayton; Cincinnati 65, Dayton 55.

CINCINNATI PROBABLE STARTERS 2005-06 Statistics
F 30 Cedric McGowan ......... 6-6 Jr. Miami, Fla.......................... 7.3 pts, 6.7 reb, 1.3 ast
F 14 Eric Hicks ................... 6-6 Sr. Greensboro, N.C............... 10.3 pts, 8.7 reb, 2.0 blk
F-G 33 Armein Kirkland ........... 6-8 Sr. Tyler, Texas....................... 7.7 pts, 2.7 reb, 1.3 ast
G 21James White.............. 6-7 Sr. Washington, D.C............... 19.3 pts, 4.7 reb, 2.0 ast
G 3 Devan Downey........... 5-10 Fr. Chester, S.C.................... 12.3 pts, 2.3 reb, 3.0 ast

DAYTON PROBABLE STARTERS 2005-06 Statistics
F 1 Monty Scott................ 6-6 Sr. Reynoldsburg, Ohio........... 14.0 pts, 7.3 reb, 0.8 blk
F 21 Norman Plummer......... 6-7 So. Fairfield, Ohio..................... 7.5 pts, 6.3 reb, 1.3 stl
C 44 James Cripe.............. 6-11 Jr. Loveland, Ohio................... 2.5 pts, 2.0 reb, 0.5 stl
G 2 Brian Roberts.............. 6-2 So. Toledo, Ohio..................... 20.3 pts, 2.8 reb, 2.5 ast
G 11 Warren Williams........... 6-0 Sr. Gaithersburg, Md................ 6.0 pts, 3.8 reb, 6.0 ast

SETTING THE SCENE: The University of Cincinnati renews its area rivalry with the University of Dayton on Tuesday when the two teams meet at Fifth Third Arena. The 8 p.m. contest will be televised locally into both the Cincinnati and Dayton markets. Cincinnati brings a 3-0 slate into the contest. The Bearcats defeated Holy Cross, 77-55, on Nov. 25 in their most recent outing. Dayton is 2-2, after Saturday's 91-90 double overtime loss at Creighton.

THE RIVALRY: Tuesday's game will be the 88th meeting between Cincinnati and Dayton. The Bearcats hold a 58-29 lead in the series, and are 38-10 in games played in Cincinnati, including a 6-0 mark in Fifth Third Arena. UC has won 13 of the last 14 clashes, including last year's 65-55 win at Dayton.

STORY LINES:
Tuesday's game will be the first of two Cincinnati-Dayton clashes in the next 24 days. The two teams will meet again on Dec. 22 at the Las Vegas Holiday Classic in Las Vegas.
The rivalry with Dayton is Cincinnati's second-most played series. The two schools have met 87 times, second only to the UC-Miami series which includes 141 contests.

James White will be out to top the 800-point plateau in career scoring. The Bearcat senior has 791 points. White, who transferred to UC after playing his freshman season at Florida, has scored 509 points as a Bearcat. Eric Hicks is closing in on his 600th career rebound. He enters Tuesday's game with 585. The senior has had double digit rebounding performances in two of his first three games.
Tuesday's game will complete a slate in which the Bearcats played four games in 10 days to open the 2005-06 season.

 


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