JACOB EVANS III SCORED 12 OF HIS 15 POINTS DURING CINCINNATI'S DOMINANT FIRST HALF ON THURSDAY NIGHT, AND THE 15TH-RANKED BEARCATS HELD ON FOR THEIR 25TH STRAIGHT HOME VICTORY, 87-74 OVER MEMPHIS.
CINCINNATI (25-3, 14-1 AMERICAN ATHLETIC) LED BY AS MANY AS 24 POINTS DURING ITS HIGHEST-SCORING OPENING HALF IN CONFERENCE PLAY THIS SEASON, PULLING AHEAD 51-32 AT THE BREAK. THE TIGERS CUT THE LEAD TO SIX POINTS BEFORE FADING.THE BEARCATS' FRONT LINE DOMINATED.
GARY CLARK HAD 13 POINTS AND NINE REBOUNDS WHILE KYLE WASHINGTON HAD 16 POINTS AND SIX REBOUNDS.MEMPHIS (18-10, 8-7) HAS DROPPED A SEASON-HIGH THREE STRAIGHT.
JEREMIAH MARTIN LED THE TIGERS WITH 23 POINTS AND DEDRIC LAWSON HAD 21 WITH 10 REBOUNDS.THE TIGERS CUT THE LEAD TO 75-69 ON MARTIN'S THREE-POINT PLAY WITH 5:18 LEFT.
EVANS' 3-POINTER _ HIS ONLY BASKET OF THE SECOND HALF _ ENDED THE COMEBACK.
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