Friday, March 23, 2001

UC Notebook


Stanford band minds P's and Q's

By Michael Perry
The Cincinnati Enquirer

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Stanford band members
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        ANAHEIM, Calif. — The always creative Stanford band was warned not to wear graduation gowns for Thursday night's game to mock the University of Cincinnati's low NCAA graduation rates.

        The Los Angeles Times quoted a sophomore trumpet player as saying, “We got word from our athletic department that the NCAA has ordered us not to wear graduation gowns.”

        What was the band wearing? Fishing hats with a variety of animal ears and noses.

        It didn't take long Wednesday for questions from the West Coast media to bring up the academic differences between UC and Stanford, which beat the Bearcats 78-65 Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals.

        Some of the responses:

        Stanford senior Ryan Mendez: “We have guys with 1,400, 1,500 on their SATS who don't know where to go on a basketball court.”

        UC coach Bob Huggins: “I have guys that finish school after playing in Europe for eight or nine years, where they make $100,000 a year. I can't get them a job making that much straight out of college. I will not be self-serving, making them finish school right away to make me look good. I tell them to go to Europe, and they come back and finish up afterwards.”

        LOOKING AHEAD: This much of the Bearcats' 2001-02 schedule is set, according to assistant coach Dan Peters, who handles the scheduling:

        HOME — Dayton, Murray State, Toledo, UNLV.

        AWAY — Temple, Wake Forest, Xavier.

        UC has tentative agreements — but no signed contracts — with Coppin State and Oakland and will play in the Rock-N-Roll Shootout in Cleveland against a undetermined opponent.

        NUMBERS GAME: Junior Steve Logan is No.21 on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,215 career points, four shy of No.20 LaZelle Durden. Logan is fourth in career 3-pointers (172), just behind No.3 Damon Flint (177). His .880 (132-150) free throw percentage is the third-best single season mark in UC history, and his career percentage of .852 (253-297) ranks No.1.

        • Kenny Satterfield is tied for fourth on the all-time assist list with 355, joining David Kennedy. If Satterfield — who now has the fifth- and sixth-best single-season assist marks — has the same numbers next season, he will become UC's all-time assist leader as a junior. He also has UC's fifth-best steals total (60).

        • Donald Little finished with 68 blocks, UC's fourth-best single-season total, and his 93 career blocks rank sixth all-time.

       Complete tournament coverage at Cincinnati.com



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