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I see you Mick Cronin

Posted on: January 6, 2011 9:49 pm
Edited on: January 6, 2011 9:53 pm
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I'm still not ready to completely buy in.

Not yet.

But let's disregard what I think I know for a moment and focus on facts.

Fact No. 1: Cincinnati is now 15-0 with a 34-point win over Dayton and 20-point win over Xavier.

Fact No. 2: Xavier has played a schedule featuring Florida, Gonzaga and Old Dominion.

Fact No. 3: Dayton has played a schedule featuring Ole Miss, New Mexico and Old Dominion.

Fact No. 4: None of those teams have beaten Xavier or Dayton like Cincinnati beat Xavier and Dayton.

Now it's possible all this means nothing and that Cincinnati is about to spiral in a way that only the 2006-07 Clemson Tigers that started 17-0 and ended in the NIT can truly appreciate. If I had to bet, I'd probably still bet that way because four of the Bearcats' next five games are at Villanova (Sunday), at Syracuse (Jan.15), at Notre Dame (Jan. 19) and at St. John's (Jan. 22). So I'll be surprised if they don't go from 15-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big East to 16-4 overall and 3-4 in the Big East. But I was surprised when the Bearcats pounded Dayton in late November, and surprised again when they handled Xavier so easily Thursday night, point being that this team has already surprised me twice.

In other words, I don't know what to think anymore.

Maybe Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin really does have a Top 25 team.

If I had to bet, I'd probably still bet against it.

But I'm not nearly as sure about that now as I was Thursday morning.
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Comments

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 12:56 am
 

I see you Mick Cronin

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Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2011 8:05 pm
 

I see you Mick Cronin

Cannot root for Cronin having dealt with him in business settings; hearing him belittle other coaches with his petty jeolousy and excuses.  Sometimes coaches get players for other reasons than having to cheat.  Funny hearing him rip a certain coach who he pretends to be friends with.  Little did he know the guy he was talking to was a fan of that school.  What a douche, and he wasn't even drunk. 





Since: Nov 6, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 11:51 am
 

I see you Mick Cronin

If cincy does lose at syr, at nd and at st.john, they still are a top 25 team if they compete in the those games. I watched the game last night, they have some players. That yancy gates guy is a beast. with that being said xavier is not really that good. But i believe cicny will finish no worse than 9-9 in BE and be a 8-10 seed.



Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 12:26 am
 

I see you Mick Cronin

Lose? nah. That doesn't happen to the good teams. 



Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 11:44 pm
 

I see you Mick Cronin

@Niedog: Dude, everybody loses at least once (or more) in college basketball.  I'd put money on the Bearcats eventually losing.



Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2011 11:39 pm
 

I see you Mick Cronin

I'm glad you are so sure that the Bearcats will lose.  


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