March Madness at Cincinnati.com
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1999 -- TWO DAYS TO THE BIG DANCE
 TODAY'S COVERAGE
NIT: XAVIER 86, TOLEDO 84
Is Martin's mind on NCAA or NBA?
Net takes on new meaning in NCAA hoops betting
Just in time, UK gets more from Magloire
Washington sets sights on RedHawks
 MEN'S NCAA TOURNAMENT
UC
Bearcats fall to No. 3 in Duke-led East
Cincinnati (26-5) got a No. 3 seed in the East and will play No. 14 George Mason (19-10) at 12:15 p.m. Friday in Boston. UC would play the Temple-Kent State winner in the second round.

Miami
Miami bound for Bourbon Street
Miami (22-7) got a No. 10 seed in the Midwest and will play No. 7 Washington (17-11) at 3 p.m. Friday in New Orleans. Miami would play the Utah-Arkansas State winner in the second round.

UK
Kentucky knows how to win in tournament
Kentucky (25-8) got a No. 3 seed in the Midwest and will play No. 12 New Mexico State (23-9) at 10:30 p.m. Friday in New Orleans. UK would play the Kansas-Evansville winner in the second round.

OSU
Ohio State savors invitation
Ohio State (23-8) got a No. 4 seed in the South and will play No. 13 Murray State (27-5) at 7:40 p.m. Thursday in Indianapolis. Ohio State would play the UCLA-Murray State winner in the second round.
 NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
XU
Xavier's bubble bursts
Xavier (21-10) won't be in the NCAA Tournament for only the fourth time this decade. They'll play in the NIT at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Toledo.
 WOMEN'S NCAA TOURNAMENT
UC
UC women get first bid in 10 years
UC (22-8) plays Oregon (24-5) at 7 p.m Friday at Ames, Iowa, in the Mideast Region. They would play the Iowa State-Santa Clara winner in the second round.

XU
NCAA bid 'a dream' for XU women
Xavier (23-8) plays Florida International (23-6) at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Storrs, Conn, in the Mideast Region. They would play the Connecticut-St. Francis, Pa., winner in the second round.

NKU
NKU women win on last shot
Northern Kentucky (29-2) moves on to the quarterfinals of the Division II tournament, where they'll face Indiana, Pa., on March 17.
 ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Tim Sullivan: XU goes from hopeful to heartbroken
        Gary Lumpkin was ready to go. Rhode Island and Temple were on the tube Saturday night, the Atlantic 10 title at stake, but Lumpkin's instinct was to leave.

Paul Daugherty: Who's George Mason? And other musings
        Assuming they beat George Mason, whoever he is, the Cincinnati Bearcats probably will have to take Temple to make the Sweet 16. UC could have drawn a tougher second-round opponent, but the Lakers were booked.

John Fay: CBS quick on the draw
        It's the biggest non-event event of the sports year. You flip on CBS at 6:30 Sunday evening, and the whole mystery of the beginning of March Madness is revealed to you in 15 minutes of fast reading by Michele Tafoya.
 
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