Jan 26, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin talks with his team during the second half against the Temple Owls at the Liacouras Center. Cincinnati defeated Temple 80-76. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
The spotlight is on the Cincinnati Bearcats.
That will happen win you start the season 20-2 and 9-0 in your conference.
A road win over the defending champion helps too.
Cincinnati showed grit beating Louisville Thursday night, holding its ground as the top team in the American Athletic Conference.
Now, national folks are beginning to take notice with head coach Mick Cronin particularly drawing major praise.
Mick Cronin has taken Cincinnati from the depths of despair in 2006 to a program that will play in 4 straight NCAAs. Elite coach.