Friday, March 12, 1999

UC NOTEBOOK


Bearcats had GMU video

BY MIKE DeCOURCY
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        There may have been folks in Cincinnati who could not have located the George Mason campus, but the folks in the UC basketball office could ring them up on a satellite just about anytime you asked.

        When the bracket for the NCAA Tournament was released Sunday, UC already had four game tapes of George Mason — dubbed copies made by administrative assistant Geoff Schimberg as soon as the matchup was known.

        “It gives us a real good start,” Schimberg said. “What coach (Bob) Huggins needs, by the time we start practice the next afternoon, (is) to be able to address the team and say, "Here's what we're going to do,' and also to plan his practices.”

        Using cable, DirecTV and two satellite dishes, UC tapes every basketball game it can find during the season. “Because any team could win their tournament, we try to tape every Division I game,” Schimberg said. “There's no telling who you'll face.”

Rock solid
        At least part of UC forward Pete Mickeal's mind is on his home in Rock Island, Ill. He received an e-mail from the mother of an Iowa teen-ager named Keith Tumosa, who at 13 is undergoing his second bout with cancer.

        When Tumosa was battling cancer a first time, he was taken to meet Mickeal's team at Rock Island High. This time, Tumosa's mother asked if Mickeal could find some way to give her son a similar lift as he goes through chemotherapy.

        Mickeal called him after practice Tuesday and spent 20 minutes on the phone, then sent him a UC practice jersey.

Par-quet
        Freshman point guard Steve Logan noticed he was standing on the famed parquet floor that has been home to the Boston Celtics when the Bearcats practiced Thursday at the FleetCenter.

        “A lot of great players have played on this floor,” Logan said, “and I was out there hitting shots. I knew what those great players felt out there.”

Shifting concerns
        George Mason coach Jim Larranaga said he will start 6-foot-9, 240-pound Nik Mirich as the result of an injury to small forward Erik Herring. That will move center George Evans to power forward and 6-6 Keith Holdan to small forward.

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