"It did [prepare the Bearcats], but this is what you've been recruited for," he said. "You've been recruited to come in the Big East to play against top-notch players. This is what you've been asking for."
Pitt, UConn, Cincinnati primed for NCAA tournament after surviving Big East schedule →
Bearcats redshirt freshman guard Sean Kilpatrick said having such a tough schedule is the perfect preparation no matter who's up next in the NCAA tournament.