Originally Posted by paintmered
Yeah, it really is a horrible decision. I'm not completely opposed to playing one game a year downtown, but the Notre Dame game makes no sense. You've got a likely NCAA tourney team that struggles on the road and UC reduces their home-court advantage. It's a head-scratcher to be sure.
But anyways, excellent win tonight. It's wins like these that slowly turn the fortunes of a basketball program. I think it's time that Mick receives some deserved credit. IMO, UC is now a bubble team. They're still on the outside looking in, but they're starting to enter the discussion. With a young team, I think that's all that could realistically be hoped for at this point.
It's a deal UC has with US Bank. From what I understand US Bank gets to pick the game, and typically they pick Miami due to the interest for both schools in the area. I don't think they can pick the Xavier game or Louisville, so they chose Notre Dame since there is a decent amount of Notre Dame fans in Cincinnati.