We felt like he was going to bounce out of his slump. He bounced out of it in a huge way. For Jaycee, it's very important that he gets clean looks. It gets his confidence going. Hopefully we can get him some looks again.
It is so emotional when you have been through a season and all the things our kids have tried to do to compete in a new conference. There were a lot of tears of joy in my basement. We are excited and anxious. We know we have an unbelievable opponent (Washington). We will know more about them when we dive into preparation. Right now we are just kind of soaking it all in.
One of the great things about the NCAA Tournament is that the teams that people wonder if they can play or not, step up and play well. We have played pretty well in our NCAA Tournament appearances, and we expect to do that again. I will make sure our kids know that. We don't want to just show up. We want to compete.
Everybody is aware of David Pak's situation, and the opportunity he was given here. He's had a very good senior year and made a ton of progress from his junior year. ... A lot of people view David's story in different ways. I view it as nothing but a positive success story.
Our defense was encouraging tonight, and we were able to show forth more of a physical presence in the middle, and we were active on the boards. ... I thought we set the tone real well tonight, and we made some shots, which never hurts.