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American Stories: Cincinnati Picks Up The Pace

Cincinnati didn’t have to look far for its first new men’s basketball coach in 13 years. Now, as John Brannen brings a new look to a storied program, the Bearcats expect to continue their run of NCAA tournament appearances

by Dick Weiss for

Mick Cronin spent virtually his entire life in Cincinnati and was the face of University of Cincinnati basketball for 13 years, leading the Bearcats to 89 wins in the last three years and nine straight NCAA tournament appearances before receiving an offer from UCLA last spring that he couldn’t refuse.