Bearcats gaining national attention as team to watch

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.

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Rothstein further writes that Cronin is evoking the Bob Huggins era at Cincinnati.

Others are also jumping aboard the Bearcats’ bandwagon after the big W.

In a bracket prediction updated Friday morning,’s Jerry Palm has Cincinnati as a 3 seed playing in San Antonio.