It's very uncharacteristic of our team, coming into tonight, our last three games we've turned it over in single digits. Our guys just did not handle it well and then one thing led to another. One thing that our team cannot survive is compounding mistakes.
I don't know whether to laugh, to cry, to scream, or ... I don't know what to do. They've got me paralyzed a little bit. I do know this The games keep coming.
Emotionally I have never felt so complex in my life. I don't know whether to laugh or cry or scream. I don't know what to do. It's got me paralyzed a little bit. But I do know this The games keep coming. You can't give up. We're not going to give up.
Realistically, we're going to have to continue to circle the wagons. That's been the mantra this year. We've still got guys we feel like can contribute and help us reach our goals.
Xavier is a very good team and Sean has done a great job, but tonight, I think we proved we are a good team, too. Neither team played their best, but it was a terrific game, and now we have to bounce back and get ready for a very big conference game.
He's been playing exceptionally well. In the LSU game, he was the guy they went to down the stretch, so we know he's good. But we tried to pick our poison a little bit. This is a team with a Hall of Fame coach and a lot of good players.
We limited his touches, we kept him to 15. He's a remarkable scorer. He changes the way you coach a game because he's so good.
We had our opportunities. We just didn't take advantage of them. We got some good looks and couldn't knock the shots down and we turned the ball over too much.
Can we get some game footage I'd like to show our underclassmen I had no hair recession.
The intensity was really high, for it to be determined by a hand check are you kidding me Let the kids decide the game.
He said he fell and hurt his hand (in practice) Friday. But I don't remember it.
This is the most disappointed I have been as the head coach at Cincinnati, without question, because of our approach.
They have good individual players, but what makes them a special group is the way they play together. They're better collectively than individually.
We were up five or six and then there was that sense of urgency that seniors feel and Copeland and Whitney stepped up. We always seemed to be a step late going for loose balls and then they started attacking us and had us on our heels.
Whether you're in the four-letter tournament or the three-letter tournament, it's all about survival. Survive and advance. Obviously we're still getting over what happened to us last Sunday, but tonight makes it a little easier to swallow.
Whether you're in the four-letter or three-letter tournament, it's all about survival. Were still getting over what happened to us (the NCAA snub). Tonight's win makes it easier to swallow.
I thought, honestly, we'd be in the 10, 11 range. For us to be completely off the board is shocking.
When we thought we were starting to get back into the game, we did foolish things with the ball, which they capitalized on. Good teams do.
I thought from Day One the difference between third and ninth place, and eighth place and not going to New York, might be a bad weekend, and that's going to play out. West Virginia, Connecticut and Villanova have separated themselves, but everybody else is a game here or a game there.
He had his worst offensive game, and I thought he had his worst defensive game.
He was tremendous. (Tuesday) he had maybe his best practice. He was really energetic. I thought he came out and attacked and gave us some offensive productivity early.
I thought Jihad Muhammad was the difference in the game.
I thought he gave us the best chance to be successful. ... We were hoping the learning curve would be a little shorter for him than it is for most freshmen, and that's proven to be the case.
I never thought we would end up shooting 78 percent from the foul line, but it has really gone south in a hurry.
His aptitude was good. He certainly was very attentive. He actually looked at me when I spoke, which I thought was refreshing.