Coach Thompson has been preaching since he got the job that with hard work, anything can happen. And I think today you saw that hard work pay off.
Florida likes to get up and down. Their main focus on offense is the transition game. We can go up-tempo, but if we did, we'd be playing right into their hands. It's up to us to play smart, value the ball, and slow this thing down. Make them work for their points.
It's our job to win and make her happy. No matter where we are, we feel that smile.
He's been there for us, and he's also been there for his wife. He's like Superman, in two places at one time. I can only imagine how hard it is for him. But we know if we win, we can take a lot of stress off him.
We have tough teams in our conference. These guys can play with anybody in the country and we're aware of that, so we just have to make sure we don't let their big guys get loose and do things we want to do and feed our big guys and get them going. Then we'll be fine.
They like to get up and down real quick, and we like to control the game and play at a slower pace. If we take away that running game they want to get into and slow the game and control the game, I think we'll be fine.