No Coach Could Do What Mick Cronin And The Bearcats Did Against Tulane

Peel back the layers from Cincinnati Men’s Basketball victory over the Tulane Green Wave. What do you see?

The outer layers show, first and foremost a win. A blowout over the most improved team in America. This was Tulane’s Senior Night, for one of them and the Bearcats company destroyed that.

Keep peeling. Kyle Washington led the team in scoring with 16 points and seven rebounds. Jacob Evans was on his way to having a 20 + game until he rolled his ankle in the middle of the first half and had to sit for the rest of the game. He’s going to be okay because at first, it looked like this was it. He had 11 points.

And more peeling. Cane Broome is emerging like I thought he would. He had 13 points off the bench, and I believe that he will be the starting point guard when March Madness begins. He is such a playmaker on the floor scoring the ball and playing solid defense. Jarron Cumberland had 8 points and five assists, this guy can pass the ball, and his game is overall the most improved on the team.

That’s enough peeling. What you’re left with is No. 10 Cincinnati’s 78-49 victory over Tulane. 

Honestly? There is nothing. Tulane just had a bad night. This team will be a second-weekend team, book it.

Shoutout to the Tulane crowd and the student section. The loudest venue in sports and they were on one on Thursday night. UC was not fazed, but the crazies and that’s a sign of a team that doesn’t care how big the attendance is just going out and play solid basketball.

By my count, four were in double figures in Cincinnati’s blowout win over Tulane. Chris Mack taught us you need four at least players in double digits to win. The Cats had four. Tulane had two. Chris Mack algorithm math states that’s a Cincinnati win. 

To recap, Cronin had. A.) THE DEFENSE. B.) The red alternate jerseys on the road  C.) The bench was scoring 35 points.

Instead of feeling intimidated by Tulane’s large home crowd and team, Cincinnati put its hard hats on and went to work.

Tre Scott continues his solid play of ball lately as he scored 10 points and six rebounds off the bench. Keith Williams played 27 minutes as Jacob rested his ankle and scored 6 points and five rebounds. He needed those minutes, and he showed flashes of his 4-star recruit talent.

This win doesn’t have the appeal of at UCLA or the win against Mississippi State on a national scale (Seth Davis you rat), but it’s right up there regarding what it meant to the UC locker room.

The team is only faltering in the sense that they’re falling victim to “life in the American,” and that’s not fair. People will look at this score and see it’s Tulane and not be impressed. Well, you should because I already said that Tulane is a team to be reckoned with in the tournament.

UC clinches a share of the AAC regular season with Wichita State and will have shot to win the outright as they will look for some revenge on the Shocker on Sunday as they head to Wichita for a massive showdown at 12 pm on CBS. Here. We. Go.

This whole blog was written by The Enquirer’s Pat Brennan weeks ago about Xavier’s “impressive” win over Marshall. It was absurd at the time and a crazy spin zone. We decided to take Pat’s article and plug UC’s stats. The Enquirer won’t spin area this win for UC as a positive so we’ll use their article to do it ourselves. 

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