Sunday, January 27, 2002

UC notebook


Williams' long shots come up big

By Michael Perry
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        TAMPA, Fla. — Field Williams hears it every time he checks into a game. “He's a shooter. Don't givehim open looks.”

        So the UC sophomore is always surprised to find himself with just that, an open 3-point attempt.

        Williams nailed four of them Saturday in the Bearcats' 78-68 victory at South Florida. He hit three during a three-minute stretch in the first half that shifted the momentum to UC.

        The Bulls were leading 10-8 when Williams hit his first 3. He hit another to make it 16-10, then dribbled to the same corner for a third to make it 21-13.

        “He knocked some big-time shots in,” teammate Steve Logan said. “It is always a dagger with him.”

        Said Williams: “Coach tells me if I'm open to just shoot it, and if I'm not, to keep moving until I get open. It's just another shot to me. I go into every game with the same mind-set, just to win games. Whether I contribute or not, I just hope we win.”

        Williams played 26 minutes, the second-most of his career. He finished with 14 points, his fourth game in double figures this season and second in three games.

        LOGAN UPDATE

        With 27 points Saturday, Logan passed Louis Banks and moved into sixth place on UC's all-time scoring list with 1,654 career points. He needs 13 points to take over fifth place.

        Logan already has attempted 139 free throws this season; he went to the foul line 150 times all last season.

        “If he wasn't so strong, he'd get knocked down and he could go to the free throw line a whole lot more than what he does,” coach Bob Huggins said. “His lower body is so strong that he doesn't get knocked off the ball like everybody else does, so it's not as obvious when they're holding him or putting their hands on him.”

        SENT HOME:

        Junior center B.J Grove, who had traveled to Tampa with the Bearcats on Thursday night, was sent back to Cincinnati early and was not at Saturday's game. Huggins would not say why.

        NOTABLE NUMBERS:

        Junior Leonard Stokes scored just two points on 1-of-6 shooting and fouled out for the first time in his UC career with 40.8 seconds left. His scoring total was his lowest since last March 9 against Memphis in the Conference USA tournament.

        HOLD ON THERE:

        South Florida senior Altron Jackson will have to wait to become Conference USA's all-time leading scorer. He went into Saturday needing 16 points to take over first place but finished with just 11.

        UP NEXT:

        Cincinnati plays host to East Carolina at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday.

       



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