Scores

Final

St. John's 61

(12-12, 3-9 Big East)

Cincinnati 71

(17-8, 7-5 Big East)

    7:30 PM ET, February 11, 2009

    Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio

    1 2 T
    SJU 22 3961
    CIN 39 3271

    Top Performers

    St. John's: P. Horne 20 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Cincinnati: Y. Gates 21 Pts, 6 Reb

    Cincinnati 71, St. John's 61

    Associated Press

    CINCINNATI -- Freshman Yancy Gates scored a career-high 21 points as the red-hot University of Cincinnati Bearcats opened up a 21-point lead before holding off St. John's for a 71-61 Big East win on Wednesday.

    Deonta Vaughn added 14 points and Mike Williams had 12 for the Bearcats, who shot a season-high .628 (27-for-43) from the field while extending their winning streak to three games and five of their last six.

    The win guaranteed Cincinnati's (17-8, 7-5) first season of finishing .500 or better in Mick Cronin's three as the Bearcats' coach. Cincinnati has just six regular-season games left and can't lose more than three postseason games.

    Sophomore Paris Horne scored 20 points and sophomore Rob Thomas added 10 to lead the Red Storm (12-12, 3-9), who slipped to .500 for the first time this season with their third straight loss and fourth in their last five games. St. John's is 0-7 on opponents' home courts.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

    SPONSORED HEADLINES

    ESPNNewYork.com 

    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SJU
    CIN
    Points 61 71
    FG Made-Attempted 21-65 (.323) 27-43 (.628)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-18 (.222) 6-10 (.600)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-21 (.714) 11-18 (.611)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 21

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 22, 2009 CIN 71, @SJU 60Recap
    » Feb 11, 2009 @CIN 71, SJU 61Recap