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1. Bob Huggins Won Lots Of Games And Has Lots Of Baggage. In 16 seasons at Cincinnati, Huggins won 399 games and took the Bearcats to 14 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. Of course he is just as well known for not graduating his players - 20 percent during his tenure, losing regularly in the second round of the NCAA tournament and being arrested and convicted on DUI charges. Huggins' contract was bought out in August, leaving fans of opposing teams with few places to use their Huggins-and-handcuffs jokes.

2. Cincinnati Players In The NBA Do Not Increase The Peace. It started in 1996, when former Bearcat guard Nick Van Exel shoved NBA referee Ron Garretson into the scorer's table after being ejected. Then, in 2001, Cincy standout Ruben Patterson pled guilty to the attempted rape of his child's nanny, and in the same year was convicted of misdemeanor assault for attacking a man who scratched his car outside a Cleveland night club. Last month, 2000 Naismith Award winner Kenyon Martin was fined $15,000 by the NBA for a profanity laced tirade in front of fans. It was alleged that a friend of Martin's went into the stands during the game to threaten a heckler, but the NBA found no evidence that Martin had anything to do with that. The Nuggets now have three former Bearcats on their roster; watch out Denver!

3. They're All About Guinness. On December 21, 1981, Coach Ed Badger s Bearcats defeated Bradley, 75-73, in the longest basketball game ever played. The game lasted seven overtimes with neither team scoring in the third OT. As for the other record, the heaviest brain ever recorded was found by Dr. Thaddeus Mandybur of the UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in December 1992. The big brain weighed 2.3 kilograms. An average brain weighs 1.4 kilograms. — Ben Gann

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