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Game Day Notes

GAME DAY NOTES

FACTS
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2002
Time: 4 p.m. EST
Site: Shoemaker Center (13,176), Cincinnati, Ohio
Records: Cincinnati: 3-1, Xavier: 3-1
TV: ESPN
Radio: WLW-AM 700
Tickets: sold out
Series: Cincinnati leads, 45-24
Last Meeting: December 14, 2001; Cincinnati won, 75-55

THE COACHES
BOB HUGGINS (West Virginia 1977)
Cincinnati: 14th year, 335-101 (.768)
Overall: 22nd season, 503-173 (.744)
Huggins, the nation's second-winningest active coach in won-loss percentage and 19th in victories, has directed UC to league titles and NCAA appearances in each of his last 11 seasons.

THAD MATTA (Butler 1990)
Xavier: 2nd year, 29-7 (.806)
Overall: 3rd year, 53-15 (.779)
Matta led Xavier to a 26-6 record and the Atlantic 10 tournament title last year, earning league coach of the year honors. In 2000-01, he piloted Butler to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

PROBABLE STARTERS
CINCINNATI
Leonard Stokes (F 13), 6'6" senior from Buffalo, New York; 15.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists per game
Jason Maxiell (F 54), 6'7" sophomore from Carrollton, Texas; 9.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 0.3 assists per game
Kareem Johnson (C 42), 6'7" junior from Itta Bena, Mississippi; 3.3 points, 4.5 rebounds per game
Field Williams (G 2), 6'3" junior from Houston, Texas; 14.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists per game
Taron Barker (G 20), 6'1" senior from Racine, Wisconsin; 7.5 points, 4 rebound, 7 assists per game

XAVIER
Romain Sato (F 10), 6'5" junior from Central African Republic; 16 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2 assists
David West (F 30), 6'9" senior from Garner, North Carolina; 19.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists
Anthony Myles (C 24), 6'9" junior from Chicago, Illinois; 6.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.3 assists
Lionel Chalmers (G 0), 6' senior from Albany, New York; 17.3 points, 1 rebounds, 4.8 assists
Dedrick Finn (G 12), 6'1" freshman from Newburgh, Indiana; 2.5 points, 3 rebounds, 3.5 assists

*Information is listed at www.ucbearcats.com.

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