Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 3/16/14
Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Cincinnati Bearcats were given a 5-seed in the East-region. They are coached by Mick Cronin and hail from the AAC. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against Harvard in Spokane on Thursday. Why: Cincinnati finished with a 15-3 record in the AAC, splitting the conference regular season title with Louisville. The Bearcats scored notable victories over NC State, Pittsburgh, Nebraska, SMU, Memphis (twice), Louisville and UConn. Ceiling: Bearcats guard Sean Kilpatrick is one of the best players in the nation, and when he’s on, Cincinnati is very hard to beat. That being said, they’ve also showed that they can struggle against inferior competition lately, narrowly defeating teams like Rutgers and Houston. This feels like a Sweet Sixteen team, but don’t be surprised if they have trouble getting out of the first weekend.
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