Wednesday, November 22, 2000

UC notebook: Difficult start disturbs Logan

Captain vows to set better example

By Michael Perry
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The University of Cincinnati has won its first two games, but that isn't preventing Steve Logan from having some restless nights.

        After the Bearcats' 73-61 season-opening victory over Boise State, “I didn't sleep at all,” the 6-foot junior said. “What I was frustrated about was I worked so hard, and to come out and show a display like that ... I couldn't buy a basket. My play stinks.”

        After averaging 21.5 points in two exhibition games, Logan scored only seven against Boise on 3-of-12 shooting. He vowed to make up for it against Marshall on Tuesday night.

        Logan had 11 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in UC's 79-75 victory over the Thundering Herd, but he shot poorly again.

        He finished 3-of-11 from the field and missed all five of his 3-point tries, though a couple went in the basket and rimmed out.

        “I've got to stay confident,” Logan said. “I've got to come in and work harder every day. I'm going to keep playing, keep attacking, keep being me. Shots are going to fall for me.”

        Said UC coach Bob Huggins: “Lo's struggled for the last four or five days, but he shoots it too good for that to continue.”

        FYI: Kansas hammered Boise State 101-61 on Monday night.

        ALL DRESSED UP: Junior forward Antwan Jones made his UC debut with 8:36 left in the first half and nailed a 3-pointer the first time he touched the ball. Jones, who had foot surgery Oct.2, played six minutes and finished 1-of-3 from the field with an assist.

        “I knew he couldn't play very long. I was hoping he could just come in and make a shot or something,” Huggins said.

        Antwan Peek, a defensive end on the football team, dressed for the Bearcats but did not play. He joined the team in practice Monday.

        ON GUARD: Sophomore guard Kenny Satterfield, coming off a career-high 27 points against Boise State, missed his first nine shots Tuesday night and did not hit a field goal until 13:40 remained. He finished with 12 points on just 4-of-18 shooting, though he did make two big 3-pointers from deep range in the final three minutes.

        Satterfield and Logan combined to shoot 7-of-29 from the field and 2-of-14 from 3-point range.

        “They didn't have half-bad shots,” Huggins said. “They just didn't make any.”

        ON THE DEFENSIVE: Marshall's .538 field goal percentage was the highest against UC in 83 games, dating to Rhode Island's .553 on Jan.25, 1998.

        Tamar Slay's 28 points were the most by an individual against the Bearcats since Youngstown State's Elmer Young scored 30 in last season's opener. Marquette's Brian Wardle also scored 28 against UC last January.

        UP NEXT: Cincinnati plays 14th-ranked Notre Dame in the John Wooden Tradition at 1 p.m. Saturday in Indianapolis. The Irish (1-0) play at home tonight against Loyola (Ill.).


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