(Elaine Thompson / AP)

Feeling like you’re coming down with a case of NCAAtournamentitis but need a little proof for the suits you work for?

Mick Cronin has you covered.

The Cincinnati Bearcats coach offered up a doctor’s note, signed by “Mick Cronin, B.D.,” with a diagnosis of “hooping cough” to excuse the bearer from work, school or whatever odious task will distract from the tournament and, specifically, Cincinnati’s first-round game Thursday against Harvard.