Saturday, January 16, 1999
Logan likely starter today
BY MIKE DECOURCY
The Cincinnati Enquirer
After scoring a third of UC's points in a 62-60 loss to UNC Charlotte, freshman point guard Steve Logan is likely to enter the lineup for today's noon game against Oklahoma at the Shoemaker Center.
That's because senior starter Michael Horton injured his ankle in the first minute of the UNCC game and is considered probable for Oklahoma.
Look for senior Shawn Myrick to also get significant playing time at the point if Horton is limited or unable to go. Myrick had two assists in five minutes of the UNCC game, although the defensive spark Bearcats coaches expect from him was not there.
OFFICIALLY SPEAKING: UC coach Bob Huggins and athletic director Bob Goin both spoke to Conference USA supervisor of officials Dale Kelley about the inadvertent whistle by referee Tom O'Neill that was a factor in the Bearcats' loss to UNCC.
Kelley, based in Memphis, was in Texas for Big 12 Conference matters and thus was unable to view a tape of the incident.
He will watch the tape before Monday and meet with C-USA commissioner Mike Slive and assistant commissioner Brian Teter to determine whether any action is necessary.
GRADUATE WORK: UC officials spent much of the day Friday discussing how to deal with the misinformation being spread about the graduation performance of athletes in the basketball program and is likely to issue some sort of report on the matter shortly.
ESPN sportscaster Bob Ley, introducing a lengthy feature on the program by Curry Kirkpatrick that aired on Sportscenter Thursday, said UC had never recruited a freshman under Bob Huggins who eventually graduated from the university. In fact, Keith Gregor earned his degree after arriving at UC as a freshman in 1992-93, as have such junior college and transfer athletes as Anthony Buford, Terrence Davis and B.J. Ward.
Huggins was angered by Ley's reporting and promised before the UNCC game, We're going to get that corrected.
EXTRA WORK: UC junior forward Jermaine Tate stayed after practice Friday to work on his low-post moves after going 1-for-3 from the field.
Since becoming eligible 10 games ago, Tate is 13-of-37 (.351) from the field.
Of even greater concern to Huggins is Tate's rebounding. He grabbed 14 in his debut against Minnesota, but has only 25 in the nine games since. He was in the game for 29 minutes at power forward because of starter Ryan Fletcher's lack of rebounding.
GYM-BOREE: The Bearcat Fan Jam pre-game party has been moved from Laurence Hall to the Armory gym because of Laurence's leaking roof.
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CYCLONES 7, CHICAGO 4
HAMILTON 4, MIGHTY DUCKS 2
Status of Pickens, Ambrose still uncertain