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Cincinnati, Louisville, Pittsburgh & St. John's Keep Big East Basketball's Undefeated Run Going

After Sunday's four-pack of games, the Big East moved to 20-0 on the basketball season. Every team in the Big East has played at least one game. St. John's is 3-0 on the season. There are only four 3-0 teams right now including the Red Storm's next opponent, Arizona.

  • #22 Cincinnati's season got underway with a 65-40 win over Alabama St. Four players scored in double figures for the Bearcats. Yancy Gates had a double-double with 15 points and 11 boards. Sean Kilpatrick just missed a double-double with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Cincinnati dominated the boards but had a poor effort from the three point line (3-16) and had 16 turnovers to just 12 assists.
  • #11 Pittsburgh had the toughest game of the day but moved to 2-0 after holding off the hot shooting Rider Broncs 86-78. Nasir Robinson was nearly perfect on the day, scoring 22 points on 9-10 shooting (he was 4-4 from the free throw line). Ashton Gibbs had 24 points to lead all scorers. Tray Woodall had 17 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds. The Panthers have had 20+ assists in both games this season.
  • #8 Louisville beat Lamar 68-48 but lost junior guard/forward Mike Marra for the season with a torn ACL. Marra had six points on 3-4 shooting, 2 rebounds and an assist in 11 minutes. The Cardinals were sloppy in their first game with 14 turnovers and only 13 assists. Chane Behanan had a double-double with 10 points and 13 boards. Peyton Siva, Chris Smith and Jared Swopshire also reached double figures in scoring.
  • After needing comeback wins in the first two outings, things came together for St. John's against the UMBC Retrievers. The Red Storm won easily 82-59. As an indication of how decisive the victory was, it should be noted St. John's used 10 players in the game. They used just seven in the first two games. In addition to dominating the paint, God`sgift Achiuwa continues to wow from the free throw line. With a 7-7 night from the charity stripe, Achiuwa is 21-23 on the season and hasn't missed in his last 16 attempts. All of St. John's starters reached double figures. Nurideen Lindsey just missed a triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists.