Mick Cronin has head-scratching quote after Cincinnati loss
Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin had a head-scratching quote following his team’s loss to Nevada on Sunday.
The No. 7 seeded Wolf Pack advanced to the Sweet 16 thanks to a 75-73 victory over the No. 2 seeded Bearcats. Following Cincinnati’s loss, Cronin said he “doesn’t care” about the Sweet 16. For him, it’s all about the national championship.
Mick Cronin asked about coming up short of a Sweet 16. "Doesn't matter to me. You care about the Sweet 16, I don't. I care about winning a national championship." pic.twitter.com/nmsK2ydtJR
— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) March 19, 2018
Not surprisingly, it was correctly pointed out by a few Twitter users that in order to win the title you have to make it to the Sweet 16 first.
It’s not like us UC fans wanted to get to the sweet 16 then bow out. You have to get to the sweet 16 to win a championship.
— Jason Hildebrand (@jsun51) March 19, 2018
Someone tell this guy that a sweet 16 is a prerequisite to winning a national championship
— Tim Giblin (@TimGiblin) March 19, 2018
Well…to win a championship, to play in the championship game, you first have to get to the Sweet 16 @CoachCroninUC, so I'd think it'd be in your favor to care.
— Lucas (@lucasbentley512) March 19, 2018
Cincinnati has made the NCAA Tournament each year since 2011. The last time they advanced to the Sweet 16 was in 2012. Cronin’s quote will not sit well with many Bearcats fans, considering just how embarrassing of a choke job that was.