Friday, March 7, 1997
Sports stories in today's Enquirer

CINCINNATI BEARCATS
There were technical fouls, acerbic exchanges, some pushing and shoving and elbowing. And after No. 9 UC routed Saint Louis 71-43 in the Conference USA Tournament Thursday night, the two teams embraced. UC plays Marquette today at 9:30 p.m. (SportsChannel).
BEARCATS PAGE


TIM SULLIVAN COLUMN
Behind Ruben Patterson's skillful maneuvering and Danny Fortson's muscle, the Bearcats stomped the Billikens. What they lacked at the point, they made up at the point of attack. This was Big Biceps Basketball, and mighty effective.
SULLIVAN
XAVIER MUSKETEERS
Xavier's 69-62 overtime loss to Temple in the first round of the A-10 Tournament should be a warning for the NCAA Tournament: fall behind 22-6 again, and that game will be your last.

MUSKETEERS PAGE

PAUL DAUGHERTY COLUMN
You could argue the top-seeded team should do more than make a fight in its first-round game. You could also argue that Xavier should have been playing, say, Fordham.
DAUGHERTY
KENTUCKY WILDCATS
The first test of Rick Pitino's ''How To Avoid Fouling'' clinic and a new starting lineup will come tonight when No. 6 UK opens postseason play with a Southeastern Conference Tournament game against Auburn (7:30 p.m., Channel 64)
STORY

MIAMI REDSKINS
Before the Redskins can think about playing in Saturday's Mid-American Conference championship, they must avoid losing in the semifinal for the third consecutive season. They play Western Michigan (14-13) at 6 p.m. today at the SeaGate Centre in Toledo (WOXY-FM, 97.7).
STORY

NORTHERN KENTUCKY NORSE
Despite gaining a school-record 26 wins, tying for its conference title and winning eight of its last 10 games, NKU is not the favorite to advance from the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional.
STORY March 6, 1997

THOMAS MORE SAINTS
The eighth-seeded Saints upset No. 1-seed Roanoke College 80-76 in the first round of the NCAA Division III women's tournament.
STORY March 6, 1997

REDS
The Reds are talking about making Pokey Reese an outfielder, or at least sharpening his skills there so that he may fit onto their Opening Day roster
REDS PAGE
STADIUM UPDATE March 5, 1997
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
1997 SCHEDULE

BENGALS
The Bengals are not giving much hope to signing cornerback Corey Harris or linebacker Todd Collins, the unrestricted free agents who visited the team's facilities Tuesday.
BENGALS
SEAT SALES ON TARGET Feb. 19, 1997
STADIUM SET Feb. 14, 1997

GARDENS HOCKEY
A member of the American Hockey League's executive council said his league is headed to the Cincinnati Gardens.
STORY Feb. 26, 1997


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