By Jon Rothstein » More Columns Yancy Gates was the cornerstone. Four years ago, the burly big man represented the focal point of Mick Cronin’s plan to lead Cincinnati back from college basketball’s purgatory. After a […]
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By: Mark Chalifoux Cincinnati forward Yancy Gates is never going to escape the punch he threw on December 10 against Xavier in the now infamous postgame brawl, but now, Gates will no longer be defined […]
All of a sudden, the Orange have a completely different look heading into the NCAA Tournament.
Yancy Gates has always been the unborn star. A waste of talent? It certainly looked like it — until recently.
For a player who was the center of Cincinnati’s brawl earlier this season against Xavier, Gates has responded like a pro.
The Big East is just too big and too good to fit into the usual tidy constraints of the NCAA tournament bracket. So it will come about on Saturday that Connecticut and Cincinnati will meet in the round of 32, the first time in NCAA tournament history an intraconference game has been played before the round of 16.
Yancy Gates was nearly perfect from the field Wednesday night, scoring a career-high 25 points and leading the 25th-ranked Bearcats to an 87-61 rout of upstart South Florida.