Wednesday, March 21, 2001
Bearcats looking beyond Sweet 16
By Michael Perry
The Cincinnati Enquirer
ANAHEIM, Calif. The University of Cincinnati players say they are anything but satisfied with advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
We're still trying to win, sophomore Leonard Stokes said. We're not ready to go home yet.
The Bearcats practiced at the University of San Diego on Tuesday before taking a bus to Anaheim, where they play Stanford Thursday night.
UC is an 8 1/2-point underdog, but most players are aware that few predicted they would win two NCAA games.
We're real hungry, sophomore Kenny Satterfield said. We're just going to try to keep proving people wrong.
Said junior Jamaal Davis: Nothing's gravy until we make it to the Final Four and make an impact there. We're going to come out (against Stanford) like it's our last game and give it our all and leave everything on the floor.
Junior guard Steve Logan rejoined the team Tuesday after flying home to Cleveland on Sunday to visit his sick grandmother.
WHO NEEDS IT? Some Bearcats were asked after beating Kent State whether they thought they'd pick up some fans in Anaheim because they are the underdog to Stanford.
We really don't care, Logan said. We've had people against us all year.
We don't want any more fans, Satterfield said. We're fine the way we are. All we need is each other as a team. We don't need anybody to come out here and be all jumpy-jumpy about us now because we're winning.
ON THE MOVE? ESPN.com mentions UC assistant Mick Cronin as a possible candidate for the head coaching job at Ohio University, which fired coach Larry Hunter. Cronin, 29, has been on staff for five years and is the recruiting coordinator.
NOTABLE NUMBERS: The Bearcats shot .774 from the foul line against Brigham Young and Kent. A big bonus: Centers Donald Little and B.J. Grove were a combined 10-of-13 (.769). Little has shot just .505 for the season and had made only eight of his previous 22 free throws. Grove is shooting .468 for the season and had made just six of his previous 19.
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