The Bearcats Take Temple to the Woodshed

Make it 37 and counting at home.  With a 35-19 halftime lead, the hill UC built quickly turned into a mountain.  Temple could not make any form of second half run.  UC’s seasoned D would not allow it. Final tally – 75-42 … Bearcats.

Gary Clark also became one of just five all-time Bearcats to join the 1,000 point / 1,000 rebound club.  Even though Nick Colosimo missed filming the all-important board and put-back dunk, it was still a magical moment in BB&T Arena.  Gary quickly followed this up with a steal and dunk. The crowd went nuts for a solid few minutes chanting “Gary, Gary.”  A great moment for a great person and player.

Last night, Gary finished with 17 points on 6-7 shooting, 2-2 from distance, 10 rebounds, and 2 assists.  I am sure he has two hospital visits, community service, and a stop to help clean the hardwood floor (which he dominated) and take the trash out before he goes home and goes to bed.  All in a day’s work for Mr. Clark.  A perfect human being, assuming he is even human at this point.

Temple shot an abysmal 28.6% from the field, going 3-23 from 3-point land.

Next up – a trip to Memphis (13-7) for some blues, BBQ, and a win on Saturday at 6 p.m.  UC sits firmly atop the American with a 2-game lead in first place.

By Andy Smith

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