Why Not UC?

Feb 29, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin has every reason to believe his team will leave Madison Square Garden as Big East Tournament Champions . Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

The past few weeks have been great to Bearcat fans. The Cats have won five out of their last six games and have all but clinched an NCAA Tournament berth. Their recent hot streak has helped put them in prime position to contend for a Big East Tournament Championship.

In previous posts I've talked about how the Bearcats are on their way to becoming nationally relevant again. Besides making a deep run in the NCAA Tournament, nothing could help a program like UC more then to win the Big East Tournament Crown.

It may seem farfetched, but I think UC can compete and potentially beat any team in the Big East. They can beat Syracuse and that's who the Bearcats will likely play if they defeat Georgetown on Thursday. UC has defeated Georgetown three straight times and won five out of the last six matchups against the Hoyas.

If that trend continues it would boost the Bearcats tournament resume and put them in the Big East Semi Finals for the first time in the program's history. I can't help but think that the Cats have a shot, not only win tomorrow, but also upset Syracuse and earn the opportunity to punch their ticket to the big dance. It’s March Madness time and for the first time in years I find myself wondering why not UC?

This team has as good of a chance as any. Maybe they can put it together and win a Big East Championship or maybe they lose tomorrow and get the dreaded " number 9 seed" in the tournament. Either way, this team is on the verge of getting over the hump. So before you call me "crazy" ask yourself, "why not UC?"

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