Coach Mick Cronin of No. 11-ranked
A very animated Cronin appeared to be berating Valentine as he approached the sideline after giving possession of the ball to the Huskies following a scrum underneath the Bearcats' basket. Cronin, who had to be restrained by players and eventually pulled away by an assistant coach, was most upset that Valentine had confronted him.
"I don't appreciate people getting in my face," Cronin told reporters after the game. "Where I come from, you don't jump in somebody's face. He apologized. He thought I was coming at him. I wasn't. I've got nothing but respect for Ted. He's a great official. I don't see people doing that to Rick Pitino."
In an interview with
"Am I allowed to T him?" he asked. "My beef with that is ... when nobody gets in Jim Boeheim's face or
Then again, Cronin hasn't won national championships as Boeheim, Krzyzewski and Pitino have. And, by the way, Boeheim just got tossed from a game recently.
Which leads to the question, do you think Cronin deserved a technical?