For the second time in his tenure as the Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin has dipped into the local talent pool. First it was Withrow star Yancy Gates, and now it is Summit Country Day combo guard Kevin Johnson. More
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It’s instructive to look at the big picture at certain times, and with the current 9-day layoff in the UC men’s basketball schedule, this seems like a natural opportunity to do so. With that thought in mind, we went on a hunt for a few key points that illuminates how this year’s team stacks up statistically after 20 games compared to where the 2011-12 Bearcats were at the same point in their season. More
We take a look at some of the coaches making an impact at the midway point of the college basketball season. More
With the 2012-2013 basketball season less that three weeks from the first tip off, it is time to take a look at the 12 man roster Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin will have at his disposal, and where I think the pieces to the puzzle will likely fit in the rotation. More
Hope sprung eternal across the country on Friday evening as college basketball officially returned for the season with the beginning of practice from coast to coast. More
Pronunciation: DEE-on Dixon
2010-11 Season (Junior): Started in 30 of 35 games played, averaging 26.8 minutes ... led Bearcats in scoring in nine games ... scored in double figures in 23 games ... totaled five points and two rebounds vs. UConn (3/19) in NCAA Tournament Third Round ... scored 16 points and grabbed six boards vs. Missouri (3/17) in NCAA Tournament Second Round ... put up 14 points with four rebounds and three assists vs. Georgetown (3/5) ... had 17 points and three steals at Georgetown (2/23) ... scored 16 points at Providence (2/19) ... scored 12 points with three rebounds vs. St. John's (2/13) ... scored nine points, dished out four assists and tied his career high with three steals vs. West Virginia (1/29) ... scored 14 points with a career high tying three steals and four rebounds vs. Rutgers (1/26) ... scored 18 points after making a career-high six three-point field goals at Syracuse (1/15) ... scored 16 points and grabbed six first-half rebounds vs. USF (1/12) ... scored 16 points and grabbed a season-high nine rebounds vs. Xavier (1/6) ... dished out a career-high six assists and scored nine points vs. Seton Hall (12/31) ... scored 16 points vs. DePaul (12/28) ... scored a career-high 23 points and added a season-high seven rebounds at Miami (Ohio) (12/21) ... scored 12 points against Georgia Southern (12/14) and at Oklahoma (12/18) ... posted 15 points and dished out a season-high four assists vs. Utah Valley (12/11) ... shot 60 percent from the floor scoring a game-high 17 points at Toledo, his third consecutive double-digit scoring game ... posted 20 points vs. Dayton (11/27) ... Scored 14 points and made four 3-pointers vs. Florida A&M (11/22).
2009-10 Season (Sophomore): Was the Bearcats' top reserve, averaging 4.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 32 games off the bench ... notched first double-figure scoring effort in 10 games with 12 points off the bench vs. Marquette (2/21) ... scored all six points in a key three-minute stretch of the second half to help UC defeat Connecticut (2/13) ... dished out a season-high four assists and tied a career high with two steals in two-point win over No. 10 Connecticut (12/30) ... scored 13 of 15 points in the first half of UC's win over Lipscomb (12/19) ... poured in a team-high 13 points at UAB (12/16) ... scored 13 points and added three boards and three assists in his only start of the season vs. Texas Southern (12/1) ... notched first career double-double with 12 points and a career-high tying 10 rebounds against Vanderbilt (11/23).
2008-09 Season (Freshman): Team's top scorer off the bench averaging 7.3 ppg ... recorded fourth double-figure scoring game in a five-game stretch with a career-high 18 points at Syracuse (3/1) ... scored 10 points for the third straight game on 4-of-5 shooting vs. No. 7/7 Louisville (2/21) ... poured in 10 points at No. 4/4 Pittsburgh (2/14) ... added 10 points off the bench and tied a season-high with five assists vs. St. John's (2/11) ... poured in all of his 10 points in the second half in win over No. 25/23 Georgetown ... scored seven points, including a key four-point play, in UC's win over St. John's (1/22) ... tied a then career-high with 14 points on a career-high four 3-pointers at Providence (1/19) ... added seven points, grabbed five rebounds, and tied season-high with two steals vs. Rutgers (1/14) ... scored eight points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out four assists vs. Eastern Kentucky (12/20) ... posted 14 points vs. Mississippi State (12/18) ... registered 11 points vs. Xavier (12/13) ... scored five points and grabbed five rebounds in first career start against UAB (12/6) ... posted 13 points (5-of-7), including three 3-pointers in win over UNLV (11/29) ... grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Texas Southern (11/18).
Prior to Cincinnati: Played his prep career at Crane Technical Prep in Chicago ... averaged 21.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game as a senior ... led the city in scoring ... earned special mention all-state from the Associated Press in 2008 ... named to the honor roll while in school.
Personal: Full name is Diontae Dwayne Dixon ... born Dec. 24, 1989 in Chicago, Ill. ... son of Toni Dixon and Donnie Harris ... has a twin sister D'Anna ... majoring in criminal justice.
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