Despite the loss of three senior starters, Cincinnati appears well fortified to make a run at its seventh straight NCAA Tournament under Mick Cronin.
For a while last spring, it appeared as if Cronin, a Cincinnati native, was prepared to leave his alma mater to become the head coach at UNLV. He made the trip to Vegas to meet with UNLV officials, but after several days of deliberation decided to stay home.
“My love for this school has always been well documented,” Cronin says. “I hope people understand that.”