Monday, March 11, 2002

UC sees Ohio State ahead

Steve Logan and Donald Little watch the brackets unfold.
(Steven Herppich photo)
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        It's impossible to ignore the possibility. If No. 1 seed Cincinnati and No. 4 seed Ohio State advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, the schools will meet in San Jose, Calif., on March 21 for a matchup that hasn't take place in 40 years.

        The Bearcats (30-3) would have to beat Boston University, then the UCLA-Mississippi winner.

        The Buckeyes (23-7) would have to beat Davidson, then the Miami-Missouri winner.

        “I think they've got a hard way to go and we've got a hard way to go,” said UC coach Bob Huggins, a former OSU assistant coach. “That's the hardest region, by far.

        “I just want to try to keep advancing. I grew up (in Ohio), I coached there. I'm not one of those haters. There are people like that. I think (coach Jim O'Brien) has done a great job. Their guards are really good. Their team's a lot like ours.”

        The last meeting between the schools was when Cincinnati defeated the Buckeyes 71-59 to win the 1962 national championship. UC also beat OSU in the 1961 title game 70-65 in overtime.

        The overall series is tied 4-4.

        “I've never played Ohio State,” said UC senior Steve Logan, a Cleveland native. “It would be nice if they win and we win and we played them. It'd be fun.”


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