The answer simply is no. The beatdown 76-53 this year was just another validation of that fact. It is also straight validation that on a day when Xavier’s conference got infinitely better with VCU joining the A-10, UC players got into a fight with a bouncer at a Cincinnati night club. Oh sorry I mean “allegedly” got into a fight with a bouncer at a club called PLAY. “Allegedly,” UC basketball players got into a fight with the bouncer because they couldn’t handle being moved to a different part of the VIP section.
You see, UC basketball players thought they were above everything, just as they always do, and figured they could just take over a part of the VIP section that was already being used. When the bouncer came up to them and told them to please move, of course the players started running their mouths and thus the fight ensued. Hmmmm, that is so weird that UC players would cause something like this to escalate. I mean they are such good boys, and didn’t they learn something from the fight at the end of that 76-53 beatdown? They would never run their mouths right? They must have just been defending themselves.
I remember the troll errr dwarf, I mean Mick Cronin manipulate the media in Cincinnati into believing that he was appalled at his players’ actions back in December. Yeah right and I am a 7’0 guy with David Beckham looks. Anywho, let’s be honest for a second here. Mick didn’t give a rat’s ass that his players got into a fight at the end of the game this past season. The only thing that he was worried about, was how long his players were going to have to be suspended. The reason I am so confident in saying that, is because if he actually cared, he would have changed some of these players’ attitudes. Obviously, he didn’t and so they didn’t. It is the same old sorry UC….only this time there is no Huggins.
Yes Xavier had a public relations nightmare post fight. However, Tu learned something. How do I know? Read the interview from ESPN about a month after the fight. It clearly showed a man who was in pain. A man in pain because he felt guilty, yes, but also because he realized that his actions and his contributions to what occurred were wrong. Lyons on the other hand, didn’t seem to learn anything? How do I know? Well, Xavier turned him loose after he had said he would be back. Xavier didn’t want him back. Xavier’s actions spoke louder than UC’s words. Now some of you might say that the reason Lyons left was because he wanted to be a point guard, and Xavier wasn’t going to allow that with Semaj Christon and Dee Davis already in the fold. Do you really believe that Xavier wouldn’t have accomadated a fifth year senior who is extremely talented if that was the only issue? Come on…if you believe that…I have a lake in the middle of the desert to sell you.