While the Cincinnati Bearcats were busy dominating the UCF Golden Knights Wednesday night senior Sean Kilpatrick came one step closer to 2,000 points. Kilpatrick’s 28 points Wednesday night moved him into second on the all time scorers list in Cincinnati Bearcats history.
Cincinnati icon and NBA legend Oscar Robertson leads the all time scorers list at Cincinnati with 2,973, that is a number that will likely never be matched. Sean Kilpatrick moved into second last night passing Steve Logan who had 1,985 points. Kilpatrick currently sits at 1,987 points, with four games left in the season Kilpatrick will certainly reach 2,000 points, he will not reach Robertson’s number but he’ll certainly solidify himself as the #2 in Cincinnati history.
What is impressive about Oscar Robertson’s number is the fact that he did it in three seasons 1958-1960. In three seasons he scored nearly 3,000 points, almost 1,000 a year to put it in perspective. No one will ever touch his record during their career at the University of Cincinnati, the culture of college basketball today only sees a player staying at the university for 1-2 years.
A player like Kilpatrick is rare these days, a five year player who is 24 is essentially unheard of in college basketball anymore. If a freshman came in, played all four years and averaged 28-32 points a game, he could touch Robertson’s number.
What Kilpatrick has done this season leading this team in scoring and as a motivator is nothing short of incredible. A team no one paid attention to at the beginning of the year is now in the nation conversation.