Friday, March 09, 2001
Best, worst of times for Logan
By Michael Perry
The Cincinnati Enquirer
LOUISVILLE One day after being named Conference USA Player of the Year, UC's Steve Logan had his worst outing in two months.
The 6-foot junior scored just 12 points in the Bearcats' 73-70 victory over Alabama-Birmingham.
It was his 16th consecutive game scoring in double figures, but Logan was 4-of-15 from the field and 1-of-5 from 3-point range. He also scored 12 against Saint Louis (Feb.21) but was 5-of-10 from the field in that game.
I was struggling, Logan said. I was rushing things and not playing like myself.
Logan started 1-of-6 shooting and missed his first three shots. He fouled out for the first time all season with 29.3 seconds left.
I know he'll have a big game tomorrow, teammate Kenny Satterfield said. That's the kind of player he is.
LEAGUE NEWS: Conference USA expands to 14 teams next season with the addition of East Carolina and Texas Christian University. The effects of that:
Divisions: East Carolina will join the American, which includes Cincinnati, and TCU will be in the National. Each division will have seven teams.
Schedule: Schools still will play 16 league games, 12 within their division (each team twice) and four from the other division. Two of those will be scheduled on a systemic rotation, and the other two will be dictated by the league based on television interest, geography and rivalries. There is a probability, for instance, that UC will play Memphis twice.
Tournament: Te C-USA Board of Directors met Wednesday in Louisville and approved a 12-team format for next year's conference tournament, which is at Firstar Center in Cincinnati. Teams with the 12 best C-USA regular-season records regardless of division will play in the tournament. Four teams receive first-round byes.
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