Afterwards, this is what Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin had to say about his run in with referee Ted Valentine during the UConn game, which the Bearcats lost 51-45.
“I don’t appreciate people getting in my face. Where I come from, you don’t jump in someone’s face. He apologized. He thought I was coming at him. I wasn’t. I got nothing but respect for Ted. He’s a great official. I’m glad that he’s in our league because he wasn’t in the Big East. We have no issues. I don’t see people doing that to Rick Pitino.”