Some days are better than others. Sunday March 4, 2018 was one of the better ones for the Cincinnati Bearcats. Just about everything that could go right did just that and anyone with even a fondness for UC was likely smiling from sun up to sun down.
The biggest success of the day came in the early afternoon when the men’s basketball team vanquished No. 11 Wichita State to claim the outright American Athletic Conference title. It is the first league championship for UC under Mick Cronin and was also the most impressive win of the season for the Bearcats.
But the fun didn’t stop there. While Gary Clark and company were collecting some hardware, the baseball version of the Bearcats secured itself a 3-1 series win over the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks with a 6-3 victory on Sunday afternoon. They are now 6-5 overall and have won four of their last five games. Have yourself a start to the year, Scott Googins!
Later on in the afternoon, we found out some great news about a former Bearcat, as Sean Kilpatrick inked a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. Kilpatrick was waived by the Brooklyn Nets in December, then signed with the Milwaukee Bucks, who waived him a few days ago. His long and winding NBA journey is going to continue though and in sunny Los Angeles, where he scored two points in 11 minutes Sunday night against the Nets.
Clippers are signing guard Sean Kilpatrick to a 10-day contract, league sources tell ESPN. He will be eligible for an NBA playoff roster. Bucks waived him on Friday.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 4, 2018
The day finished where it started, as we return to the hardwood. The women’s basketball team has had a resurgent season, earning its most wins since the 2005-06 campaign. They added to their total in epic fashion on Sunday during the quarterfinals of the AAC Tourament. A steal and a clutch floating layup from senior Ana Owens sealed a 66-65 win fort the No. 4 seed Bearcats, who will challenge No. 1 UConn in the semifinals on Monday night.
Every day will not be as excellent as Sunday was, so its time to do some savoring before getting back to business.