Friday, January 15, 1999
Streaks end for Mitchell, Mickeal
BY MIKE DeCOURCY
The Cincinnati Enquirer
With the enormity of the winning streak owned by UC junior forward Pete Mickeal, it was easy to lose sight of the fact Bearcats guard Alvin Mitchell also had a long winning streak.
UC's loss to the University of North Carolina Charlotte on Thursday stopped Mickeal's winning streak at 87 games. It ended Mitchell's winning streak at 53 games.
Mitchell's last defeat before Thursday came when his Nebraska team lost March 21, 1997, against Connecticut in the third round of the National Invitation Tournament.
Don't blame him for that one; he played two minutes and did not shoot and decided afterward to transfer to junior college for his sophomore year.
Mitchell had about as much impact against UNCC. He played only three minutes and did not attempt a shot.
As starting point guard for Indian Hills Community College last season, he participated in the same 38 consecutive wins as Mickeal. With UC, Mitchell started 15-0.
The Bearcats may be competing not with Duke or Maryland, but with David Letterman and Jay Leno. UC's game against UNC Charlotte was its sixth this year to begin after 9p.m., and one that was scheduled for a late start (Marquette, Jan.3) had to be postponed because of bad weather. UC has three more games scheduled for 9:30p.m. starts.
UC guard Melvin Levett is 120 points short of becoming the 37th Bearcats player to reach 1,000 career points.