Bob Huggins' tenure at Cincinnati ended about as ugly as it possibly could.
But his return Thursday night was pretty heart-warming.
Rather than ignore the elephant in the room, Cincinnati did the proper thing and honored the man who led the school to 14 consecutive NCAA tournaments before a forced resignation abruptly ended his reign in 2005. A short video was played before tip-off of the West Virginia-Cincinnati Big East showdown, one that featured highlights of Huggins' career, ended with the words "Thanks Huggs!" and obviously led to a standing ovation for the "visiting" coach.
Huggins was visibly moved by the gesture, just standing there in tears.
To see the video, click this link .
To see Huggins' response from a fan's camera, try this link .