User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
More
Betting Tools
 
Recap: Marquette 69, Cincinnati 71
Line Movements
Date: January 19, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
  

CINCINNATI (AP) - Two of Sean Kilpatrick's early shots smacked awkwardly off the backboard, a sign he was still missing his touch.

Pull back? Never.

Kilpatrick kept shooting and wound up with a career high on Saturday night, scoring 36 points - seven of them in overtime - while rallying Cincinnati to a 71-69 victory over No. 25 Marquette, ending the Bearcats' streak of three straight home losses.

Advertisement

Cincinnati (16-3, 4-2 Big East) pulled it out without point guard Cashmere Wright, who sprained his right knee during a 75-70 win at DePaul on Tuesday night. Without him, the Bearcats depended almost solely on Kilpatrick for points.

Even if he was way off the mark at the start.

``I'll never stop shooting because I know my teammates and coaches have got a lot of confidence in me,' Kilpatrick said.

They didn't even think of asking him to pass.

``He better not stop shooting!' said forward Titus Rubles, who had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Kilpatrick's driving layup with 4.3 seconds left in overtime broke the final tie. Marquette's Junior Cadougan missed a driving jumper before the buzzer.

Marquette (13-4, 4-1) managed only 13 points in the first half and never led until overtime. The Golden Eagles' loss leaves No. 6 Syracuse as the only team still unbeaten in Big East play at 5-0. The Orange knocked off No. 1 Louisville 70-68 earlier Saturday.

Marquette had won six in a row, including two overtime games, a one-point game and a four-point game. The Golden Eagles couldn't pull out another tight one.

``I think everyone thinks I'm exaggerating when I say every game is going to be like this, but this is our margin and this is who we are,' coach Buzz Williams said. ``I don't think that's going to change. I think that if we're going to win, it's going to be a one- or two-possession game.'

Vander Blue led Marquette with 19 points. Davante Gardner scored 15 points - 13 of them on free throws, including a pair with 2.9 seconds left in regulation that tied it at 63.

Gardner also had a three-point play that tied it again at 69 with 14.8 seconds left in overtime. Kilpatrick brought the ball upcourt, saw the middle of the floor open up and drove for a left-handed layup.

It's unclear whether Cincinnati will have Wright back for a game on Monday afternoon at Syracuse. He didn't suit up against Marquette and walked with a slight limp as he left the court after warm-ups.

``He's day-to-day,' coach Mick Cronin said. ``If he's out there and he's not 100 percent, I'm not letting him play.'

For one game, the Bearcats got by without the senior point guard, who averaged 16.8 points and four assists in the last six games, shooting 51 percent from the field.

His injury put more pressure on Kilpatrick, Cincinnati's leading scorer at 17.3 point per game. The shooting guard has been in a shooting slump lately, going only 12 of 40 from behind the arc in the six previous games.

He still didn't have his touch at the outset on Saturday, when two of his first four shots from behind the arc smacked off the backboard. He finished 11 of 23 from the field, including 5 of 14 behind the arc.

``Cash, he's one of our leaders,' Kilpatrick said. ``I said this to the team: `We're down a leader, and that's something everybody's got to do in this game. Everybody's got to step up.''

Cincinnati opened in a zone defense that caught Marquette off-guard - the Bearcats usually loath it. Marquette shot only 17.9 percent from the field and missed all nine shots from behind the arc while falling behind 29-13 at halftime, the fewest points the Bearcats have allowed in any half during Cronin's seven seasons.

Cronin figured it was the best strategy against Marquette, which is one of the worst 3-point shooting teams in the league.

``We're a man-to-man team,' Kilpatrick said. ``That's probably what they were practicing for all week. They come in and we play zone, so that might have thrown them off.'

After managing only 13 points in the first half, the Golden Eagles scored 50 in the second.

Blue hit Marquette's first 3-pointers early in the second half, making three in a row to cut the lead to 31-24. After missing all nine of their shots from behind the arc in the first half, the Golden Eagles made five of their first six in the half to close the gap.

Kilpatrick repeatedly blunted Marquette's comeback by hitting shots. He had 25 of Cincinnati's first 50 points. Marquette didn't tie it until Trent Lockett's tip-in with 45 seconds left it 61-all.

---

Follow Joe Kay on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apjoekay

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 MARQET  +300   +7.5   129 
 CINCI  -360   -7.5   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 MARQET  +300   +7.5   129.5 
 CINCI  -360   -7.5   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 MARQET  77%   75%   77% 
 CINCI  23%   25%   23% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Saturday, Jan 19
 
    St Johns at DePaul
12:00 PM EDT
    Maryland at North Carolina
12:00 PM EDT
    James Madison at Towson
12:00 PM EDT
    Connecticut at Pittsburgh
12:00 PM EDT
    Harvard at Memphis
12:30 PM EDT
    St. Bonaventure at Temple
1:00 PM EDT
    Nebraska at Penn State
1:00 PM EDT
    Arkansas at Mississippi
1:45 PM EDT
    Vanderbilt at South Carolina
1:45 PM EDT
    Iowa State at Texas Christian
1:45 PM EDT
    Missouri St at Bradley
2:00 PM EDT
    Northeastern at Delaware
2:00 PM EDT
    Missouri at Florida
2:00 PM EDT
    Kansas at Texas
2:00 PM EDT
    Cleveland State at Wisconsin-Green Bay
2:00 PM EDT
    Texas Tech at Oklahoma State
2:00 PM EDT
    West Virginia at Purdue
2:00 PM EDT
    Wake Forest at Virginia Tech
2:00 PM EDT
    Arizona at Arizona State
2:30 PM EDT
    Columbia at Cornell
3:00 PM EDT
    Portland State at North Dakota
3:00 PM EDT
    Oklahoma at Kansas State
4:00 PM EDT
    Syracuse at Louisville
4:00 PM EDT
    Mississippi St at Tennessee
4:00 PM EDT
    Oregon at UCLA
4:00 PM EDT
    Villanova at Providence
4:00 PM EDT
    Florida State at Virginia
4:00 PM EDT
    Creighton at Wichita State
4:00 PM EDT
    Boise State at Air Force
4:00 PM EDT
    California at Stanford
4:30 PM EDT
    Ohio State at Michigan St
6:00 PM EDT
    Arkansas-Little Rock at W. Kentucky
6:00 PM EDT
    Texas AM at Alabama
6:00 PM EDT
    Utah State at Denver
6:30 PM EDT
    Yale at Brown
7:00 PM EDT
    Cal Poly SLO at Santa Barbara
7:00 PM EDT
    Marquette at Cincinnati
7:00 PM EDT
    UNLV at Colorado State
7:00 PM EDT
    Western Carolina at Chattanooga
7:00 PM EDT
    Georgia State at Old Dominion
7:00 PM EDT
    San Diego State at Wyoming
7:30 PM EDT
    Louisiana State at Georgia
8:00 PM EDT
    Evansville at Indiana State
8:00 PM EDT
    Wisconsin at Iowa
8:00 PM EDT
    Oregon State at Southern Cal
8:00 PM EDT
    Youngstown St at Wisconsin Milwaukee
8:00 PM EDT
    Wright State at Valparaiso
8:00 PM EDT
    Gonzaga at Butler
9:00 PM EDT
    Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton
9:00 PM EDT
    Northern Arizona at Idaho State
9:00 PM EDT
    Montana State at Montana
9:00 PM EDT
    Sacramento State at Weber State
9:00 PM EDT
    Pacific at Northridge
10:00 PM EDT
    UC Irvine at Cal Riverside
10:00 PM EDT
    Utah at Washington
11:00 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!