Kilpatrick Savors Last Garden Win

NEW YORK — Back when he played in the Big East Conference, Sean Kilpatrick could count on playing every year at Madison Square Garden, capped off by the conference tournament in March.

But now that he’s playing his final season in the American Athletic Conference, times have changed.

Kilpatrick and the Bearcats will play their postseason tournament at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, so their game against Pittsburgh in the Jimmy V Classic had special meaning for the White Plains, N.Y. native. To read more of this story, click here

Quadri Moore to Cincinnati (UPDATED)

Quadri Moore picked Cincinnati over Seton Hall on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-8 Linden (N.J.) High School big man first informed his AAU coaches and the Seton Hall coaching staff of his decision, and then called Cincinnati later Tuesday.

The news was first reported by SNY.tv Tuesday afternoon.

Moore had previously considered Wake Forest, Miami and Temple.

“It’s definitely a relief to have it over with,” Moore told Gannett New Jersey Tuesday night. “As it got to the end, it did get a little stressful and kind of confusing for me. I feel like I made a good decision.” To read more of this story, click here

Cincinnati’s Kilpatrick Makes World Games Roster

Sean Kilpatrick is just a kid from Yonkers, N.Y., who has never been outside the United States.

After making the 12-man final roster for the USA World University Games Team, he will finally head overseas on Monday.

To Kazan, Russia for the big event.

“This is my first time [overseas],” the 6-foot-4 senior guard from Cincinnati told SNY.tv after making the roster.

“I’d be able to say that I made my mom and my dad proud by representing my country by doing something that I enjoy doing. I’m just happy to be here.” To read more of this story, click here

Bearcats Sliding Into the Big Dance

BY MATT SUGAM

SPECIAL TO ZAGSBLOG

NEW YORK – There’s no doubt in Mick Cronin’s mind that his team will hear their named called on Selection Sunday.

“I don’t think that’s any question,” the Cincinnati coach said after his team lost to No. 1 Georgetown, 62-43, in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. “If it is ‑‑ again, I don’t know how anybody could question that.”

The Bearcats are expected to go dancing, but they aren’t exactly coming in strong.

After an 18-6 start, Cincinnati has lost seven of their last 11.

Sitting at 22-11, 9-9 in the Big East, ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi currently has Cincinnati as the No. 11 seed in the West Region taking on No. 6 Butler.

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Cincinnati’s Kilpatrick Motivated to Provide for Daughter

SK daughterNEWARK — For Sean Kilpatrick, the best thing about coming home this past weekend was not scoring 21 points in Cincinnati’s Big East win at Seton Hall.

No, the best moment may have happened before the game even started.

That’s when the junior from Yonkers, N.Y. ran out onto the Prudential Center floor and saw his 2-year-old daughter, Bailey, waiting in the crowd to see him play.

“Coming out of the tunnel being able to see her was just amazing,” the man they call “SK” told SNY.tv exclusively following Cincinnati’s 66-59 victory in which he went 5-of-15 from beyond the arc. To read more of this story, click here

Jermaine Lawrence to Cincinnati


Jermaine Lawrence
pulled the trigger on his 18th birthday.

The 6-foot-10 Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII forward announced on tumblr that he’s headed to Cincinnati over St. John’s and UNLV.

“My family and I would like to thank all the schools that showed interest,” he wrote. “I’m humble[d] to have had the experience of being recruited.

“After a long discussion with my parents, I’ve decided I’ll be attending the University of Cincinnati!!!!!
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Cincinnati Watches Lawrence Work Out, St. John’s Visit Set (UPDATED)

Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin watched Jermaine Lawrence work out on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-10 Lawrence of Pope John XXIII is considering Cincinnati, St. John’s and UNLV and is expected to announce soon.

He will visit St. John’s this coming weekend, according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com. After visiting Rutgers Wednesday, the Johnnies host Seton Hall Sunday.

Lawrence has yet to play this season as he recovers from hand surgery.

“[Coach Cronin] watched our game-day workout and talked to me and Jermaine for a little while about how he would fit in at Cincy,” Pope John coach Jason Hasson told SNY.tv. To read more of this story, click here