Bearcats Conduct Third-Annual Basketball 101

Oct. 3, 2012

CINCINNATI - More than a 100 women gained a behind-the-scenes look inside University of Cincinnati men's and women's basketball at Basketball 101 on Wednesday evening at Fifth Third Arena. The event was presented by Lebanon Ford.

Attendees to the third-annual event enjoyed a pre-event dinner followed by discussion groups with men's head coach Mick Cronin and women's head coach Jamelle Elliott. Participants also took part in dribbling and shooting drills and received tours of the UC athletic training room, practice gym and weight rooms.

"It's eye opening the number of things you learn listening to the coaches talk about their teams," Florence, Ky., native Traci Clancy said. "They are so personable and then you get out on the court and interact with some of the players. I'm just really excited to see them all at games this season."

Proceeds from the event benefitted Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society.

"What better way to support a great cause and learn about the game of basketball," Elliott said. "Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way and this event helps raise awareness and helps fans learn the day-in-the-life aspects of being a college basketball player."

"It's great to get a chance to interact with fans and show them the different components of a major college basketball program," Cronin said. "I hope we helped these ladies gain a better understanding of UC basketball and I'm proud this gathering aids such a great cause as the American Cancer Society."