KELAN MARTIN HAD ANOTHER BIG GAME, SCORING 25 POINTS, AND NO. 22 BUTLER FOLLOWED ITS BIGGEST ROAD WIN OF THE SEASON WITH YET ANOTHER ON SUNDAY, PULLING AWAY IN THE CLOSING MINUTES FOR AN 88-79 VICTORY OVER XAVIER.
THE BULLDOGS (23-6, 12-5 BIG EAST) WERE COMING OFF A 74-66 VICTORY AT NO. 2 VILLANOVA, ONE OF THE BIGGEST ROAD WINS IN THEIR HISTORY. THEY KEPT THE MOMENTUM WITH A STRONG FINISH, OUTSCORING XAVIER 19-8 DOWN THE STRETCH FOR THEIR FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN.NEITHER TEAM LED BY MORE THAN SIX POINTS BEFORE BUTLER'S CLOSING SPURT. KAMAR BALDWIN ADDED 17 POINTS AND HAD TWO STEALS THAT SET UP THE LATE RUN.
XAVIER (18-11, 8-8) HAS LOST FIVE IN A ROW, ITS DEEPEST SLUMP IN 35 YEARS. THE MUSKETEERS DROPPED SIX STRAIGHT IN 1981-82 UNDER COACH BOB STAAK.THE MUSKETEERS' SLIDE COINCIDES WITH TOP SCORER TREVON BLUIETT SUFFERING A SPRAINED ANKLE. HE WAS BACK FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT GAME AND LED WITH 21 POINTS.
UNTOLD STORY OF THE SEG-MAN
I was hired at 700WLW in 1978 and started out producing helicopter traffic reports when the station had the helicopter. I worked my way up and started helping out in the newsroom, covering stories, writing copy, etc. Then got into sports with the help of legends Andy Macï¿½Williams and Bob Trumpy. I then moved up to help out Sportstalk and been doing sports ever since. Trumpy actually gaveï¿½me my famous nicknameï¿½"SEG." Going to Northern Kentucky University started my career on the radio. Great people at NKUï¿½especially Dick Murgatroyd, the former executive producer of the Bob Braun Show among others. Murg taught me right.
I have covered the Reds, Bengals, Bearcats, Muskateers, RedHawks, etc since the 1980's. I have been blessed to get to know some great sports stars over the years. Its been great to work with Trump, Cris Collinsworth, Boomer Esiason and Andy Furman on Sportstalk over the years.ï¿½I have been in the Reds Radio booth for 30 years learning from Marty Brenamann and the late Joe Nuxhall, along with Jeff Brantley and Thomï¿½Brenamann.ï¿½Each game in the booth has been special.ï¿½
My love for auto racing started in 1978 following the late and great Dale Earnhardt, Sr plus my first trip to the Indy 500 that same year. I have also been blessed to meet some great people in the world of motorsports.
I wentï¿½to highï¿½school at Colerain and graduated in 1976. From there, it was off to NKU and outï¿½in 1980. Iï¿½live in Middletown with wife, Denise along with step daughter, Rachel. I am blessed to have three grandchildren from my other stepdaughter Sarah.ï¿½Our dog, Emma, passed away on Jan 4, 2007 after 14 years as the best dog and friend in the world.ï¿½