“The fact that we didn’t score for the first five minutes, we dug ourselves into so big a hole we couldn’t get ourselves out of it.”
Junior guard David Hawkins after Temple’s A-10 Tournament loss to Dayton.
“I try so hard and felt there was more that I needed to do. I felt as though I kind of let some people down even though I knew it was a good tournament.”
Junior swingman Brian Polk after loss to Dayton.
“It’s a little hard to swallow, because we know how close we were in getting there, and we know how bad we wanted to get coach back into the NCAA Tournament.”
Senior forward Alex Wesby after loss to Dayton.
“I felt bad because we’re losing Alex, and he’s one of my sons. I said to them, the hardest thing you have to do is win a championship. That’s a hard job. But it becomes easier if you keep your focus on what you have to do.”
Coach John Chaney after loss to Dayton.
“Yeah, I could feel it. The crowd was going with us even though we were not home. I could just feel how important the game was.”
Freshman guard Maurice Collins on Dayton fans after Xavier win.
“All of the ups and downs prepared us for next year. Next year, they better be on the look out for us.”
Junior center Tynecia Pam after semifinal loss to George Washington.