Friday, February 13, 2009

Huggs For Everyone

The official release from U.C. Sorry about the late posting...

UC Athletics to Recognize Former Head Coach Bob Huggins
Winningest coach in program history to be honored at Feb. 26 men’s basketball game

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics will pay tribute to former head men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins during the February 26 home game at Fifth Third Arena between UC and West Virginia University.

All fans entering Fifth Third Arena will receive a two-sided sign: one side stating “THANKS HUGGS” and the other “GO BEARCATS”. A video tribute will also be played honoring the student-athletes who played for Huggins during his 16 years at UC.

“I wouldn’t be coaching college basketball if it wasn’t for Coach Huggins,” says UC head coach Mick Cronin. “Anything we do to recognize the all-time winningest coach in the history of our university is well-deserved.”

Huggins compiled a 399–127 record (.759) in his 16 years at Cincinnati, making him the winningest coach in terms of victories in the school's rich basketball history. Huggins directed Cincinnati to ten conference regular-season titles and eight league tournament titles. The Bearcats appeared in postseason play in each of Huggins' 16 seasons at U.C., advancing to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament two times in 1993 and 1996, and the Final Four in 1991-92.

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