Tuesday, March 11, 2003

C-USA honors UC's Stokes

By Bill Koch
Cincinnati Enquirer

UC forward Leonard Stokes was named to Conference USA's second team Monday. The senior from Buffalo, N.Y., was the only UC player the league honored. He was a third-team selection last year.

"He's been the guy we've tried to go to at the end of games," UC coach Bob Huggins said.

Stokes averages 16.0 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.

ON RPI: With an RPI of 24, UC seems in good shape to make the NCAA Tournament, but Huggins prefers to take nothing for granted heading into the Southern Miss game.

"I think it's really important," Huggins said. "I think we've got to go play well. I'm not on the (selection) committee, but I was told today they said to the ESPN people not to put all their stock in the RPI, that there are 10 factors. We try to do the best we can at covering our bases and then you've got to just go win games.

All Conference USA Team

First Team

Reece Gaines, 6-6, Sr., G, Louisville

Chris Massie, 6-9, Sr., C, Memphis

Marque Perry, 6-1, Sr., G, Saint Louis

Louis Truscott, 6-7, Sr., F, Houston

Dwyane Wade, 6-4, Jr., G, Marquette

Second Team

Demon Brown, 6-1, Jr., G, Charlotte

Travis Diener, 6-0, Soph., G, Marquette

Morris Finley, 5-11, Jr., G, UAB

Robert Jackson, 6-9, Sr., F, Marquette

Leonard Stokes, 6-6, Sr., G, Cincinnati

Third Team

Antonio Burks, 6-0, Jr., G, Memphis

Charles Gaines, 6-7, Jr., F, Southern Mississippi

Sam Hoskin, 6-9, Sr., C, DePaul

Waitari Marsh, 6-3, Sr., G, Tulane

Will McDonald, 6-11, Sr., C, South Florida

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