It was a magical run. It won game after game. The wins kept racking up. There was the opening win off NCAA Tournament darling Northern Iowa, winning the Legends Classic in Atlantic City, the brutal beatdown of Colgate, the crushing win over Michigan State, and beginning Big East play 5-0. This team was young and wasn’t supposed to be anywhere near as good as last year’s squad. And yet, it vaulted up to as high as No. 3 in the rankings.