7:00 PM ET, March 9, 2011
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NEW YORK -- Yancy Gates has been going through something akin to group therapy. He's been sitting with the Cincinnati coaching staff, chatting up teammates for hours, doing whatever he can to become more productive on the floor.It's certainly paid off in the Big East tournament.Gates was nearly perfect from the field Wednesday night, scoring a career-high 25 points and leading the Bearcats (No. 25 AP) to an 87-61 rout of upstart South Florida.
• The Bearcats have won six of their past seven and improved to 4-3 all-time in the Big East Tournament.
• Cincinnati has beaten South Florida in 24 of 31 meetings.
• Cincinnati moves on to face Notre Dame in the quarterfinals. Notre Dame won the teams' only meeting this season.
• Yancy Gates scored a career-best 25 points to lead the victory, and shot 10 for 11 from the field.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-55 (.364)||28-49 (.571)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-14 (.357)||5-13 (.385)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-18 (.889)||26-33 (.788)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|