Thursday, March 08, 2001

UC Notebook

Logan dedicates award to grandma

By Michael Perry
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        LOUISVILLE — Steve Logan knows exactly where he'd like to display his Conference USA Player of the Year trophy: Grandma's house in Cleveland.

        The University of Cincinnati junior guard was honored Wednesday as the league's top player after averaging a conference-high 20.9 points in C-USA games.

        One phone call he made was to his maternal grandmother Dorothy Adamson.

        “I'm very close to her,” Logan said. “Grandma always kept us focused. She was the circle of everything. It's the first place I go when I go back home. She was proud of me; she knows how hard I worked. This one's for her.”

        Logan talked about he used to be called “fat boy” and wanted to prove wrong anyone who doubted his abilities.

        “It's real satisfying knowing that ... the hard work pays off,” Logan said. “I just wanted to make my family proud.

        “I never set a goal of winning Player of the Year. I just wanted to come out and show people we could still win.”

        FREEDOM HALL INDEED: The Bearcats have won their last four games at Louisville, including a 72-52 victory over the Cardinals on Jan.13.

        In that game, Logan and fellow guard Kenny Satterfield combined for 42 points and were 9-of-14 from 3-point range. Both like the court.

        “The floor just feels great,” Logan said. “You can get a good bounce and you can go up and get your jump shot.”

        “Some rims are tight,” Satterfield said. “Their rims are pretty soft.”

        RUMOR DENIED: mentions that UNLV might look at UC's Bob Huggins as its next coach. Huggins said Wednesday he's not interested.

        Las Vegas newspapers have UNLV targeting Utah coach Rick Majerus and Purdue's Gene Keady.

        CRASH, BANG: UC's team bus was hit by a car in downtown Louisville after Wednesday afternoon's practice. Nobody was hurt.

        COACH OF YEAR: Southern Mississippi's James Green was named conference coach of the year. Predicted in the preseason to finish fourth in the National Division, the Golden Eagles finished with five straight victories and tied UC for the league's regular-season title.

        With Denny Crum's retirement from Louisville, Green has the second-longest tenure in the league behind Huggins.


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