Saturday, March 10, 2001
RedHawks dig out of big hole
By John Fay
The Cincinnati Enquirer
CLEVELAND Miami saw something in the first half of its Mid-American Conference semifinal game against Ohio University that the RedHawks don't often see: a full-court press.
The press was effective. It forced four turnovers, all of which OU converted into field goals.
That was the difference in the half as OU led 32-22.
BAD START: Miami missed eight of its first 10 shots, and Ohio outrebounded the RedHawks 10-2 in the first eight minutes of the game. That put Miami in a 16-4 hole to start.
LOCAL FLAVOR: Three of the 10 starters Friday played high school ball in Cincinnati: Miami's Mike Ensminger (Oak Hills) and Jason Grunkemeyer (Moeller), and Ohio's Brandon Hunter (Withrow). Each team had a top sub from Cincinnati, as well Rich Allendorf (St.Xavier) for Miami and Steve Esterkamp (LaSalle) for OU.
SICK BAY: Larry Drake did not play Thursday against Central Michigan because he mildly sprained his ankle in the morning shoot-around. Leading scorer Alex Shorts, who had nine points against Central (six below his average), was battling the flu.
Shorts played Friday, but three fouls limited him to 13 minutes in the first half.
Dillon getting no takers
Rice visits Bengals
Logan carries UC into title game
SULLIVAN: Logan or Satterfield or bust
UC-Charlotte rivalry rolls on
Charlotte 75, Southern Miss. 63
Conference USA pairings
Xavier has support for NCAA bid
UMass, Temple play for A-10 title
Atlantic 10 pairings
Fernandez having strong spring
Special mentors help Coleman adjust
Morris gets first at-bats today
Game report: Reds 5, Red Sox 1