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Former UC coach Bob Huggins to return to Cincinnati for charity event honoring late mother

Former University of Cincinnati men's basketball coach Bob Huggins watched helplessly as his mother died of cancer nearly 20 years ago.

Huggins, the winningest coach in the history of the UC basketball program, drove back and forth from Cincinnati to Northeast Ohio almost daily to spend time with his ailing mother, Norma Mae.

"My mom, the whole time, would say, 'Bobby, you don't need to do this,'" Huggins said. "'You need to stay there with those young men. They need you.' It was virtually every day I got the same talk from my mother about why am I here.