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Bearcats Bounce Boston in NCAA Round One
Win Gives Coach Huggins 500 Career Victories

Date: March 16, 2002
By: John Bach
Photos by: Lisa Ventre
Archive: General News, Campus News

Pittsburgh-- Though Coach Bob Huggins' 500th career win came in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the game turned out to be more of a ho-hum blow out for Cincinnati.

Bearcat fans congratulate Coach Huggins

Coach Bob Huggins

UC trounced Boston University 90-52 in Pittsburgh Friday night to advance to Sunday's second round in the West.

The Bearcats' lopsided 31st victory further reinforces their selection as one of only four No. 1 seeds in the nation.

UC's faithful few hundred who managed a seat in the sold-out Mellon Arena got the thumbs up from Huggins with less than a minute to go as he looked up and noticed their recognition of his milestone win.

Watch for continuing coverage throughout the NCAA tournament here and on the Bearcats Home Page.

Immanuel McElroy dunks

It wasn't exactly the coach's toughest victory as his team ran up and down the court on BU from start to finish. UC amassed a 40-point lead over the Terriers on an acrobatic slam-dunk by Immanuel McElroy midway through the second half. McElroy blocks Chaz Carr's shot

Huggins only knock on his team's play was their rebounding, though UC even won that struggle, 43-38. Here, Immanuel McElroy blocks a shot by Boston's Chaz Carr.

Steve Logan scores

Senior guard Steve Logan led the Cats with 27 points and used the first half to demonstrate his All American credentials. Logan poured in 23 in the first 20 minutes, sinking nine out of 12, including four 3's, often when closely guarded. "He is tough for anybody to figure out how to stop," said Boston Coach Dennis Wolff. "It is disheartening when you try to figure out what to do. Their physicalness and ability to guard is what will keep them alive in this tournament." Donald Little relaxes on the bench

Huggins was most impressed by the Bearcat's offense which also left Donald Little relaxed and all smiles after the Friday night game. "We have shot the ball really well in practice the last three days," said Huggins. "I thought we really had live legs."

Asked if he intended to celebrate his 500th win, he replied, "This time of year, when it is one and out, I'm just trying to concentrate on the next game."


 
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