Wednesday, January 20, 1999

Horton heeds Huggins

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Michael Horton got UC coach Bob Huggins' message, and the injured senior point guard was back in practice Tuesday and will play Thursday at No. 24 Louisville.

        On Monday, Huggins had pulled Horton aside and told him he was “letting the team down,” by not doing what he could to heal his sprained right ankle. After missing Saturday's win over Oklahoma, Horton skipped his treatment session Sunday, and Huggins was not pleased.

        “Absolutely,” Huggins said of Horton letting the team down. “If he does everything he can and still can't go, that's one thing. But he didn't do everything possible to get back.”

        Huggins also said Horton should be mindful of the play of freshman Steve Logan, who scored 32 points and dished eight assists in Horton's place the last two games. “I don't go by what anybody else says,” Horton said. “He's the coach. He's going to make the decisions. I wanted to be healthy. I thought I should get back.”

        Horton said his ankle, which he said he originally sprained early in the season and re-rolled last Thursday at UNC Charlotte, was about 75 percent Tuesday.


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