I think we're playing our best ball down the stretch here. I think we're getting good guard play. We're taking good care of the basketball. We're playing stingy defense. I think if we continue this way, we have a shot for a home game. But I think that we'll be fine, no matter where we go if we finish well.
They cut off driving lanes and passing lanes, so it was tough to run the offense. Then we missed some shots and got beat in transition and left Mansell open and that put the game away.
You have to give them credit. They pressured us a lot more and didn't allow us to do what we wanted to do, use our forwards and go from the inside out.
I'm very pleased with our effort--with our attitude. I think we've turned the corner.
I thought that we had a lot of energy tonight, but I'm not sure that we played under control and smart when we had to. That's my responsibility. I think that they were kids and they got caught up in the moment and I didn't get them under control.
You have to give coach Sherman and their seniors credit. A couple of their veterans stepped up when they had to and that's what you have to do in these kinds of games.
Certainly with our team he is not flying under the radar. We know he brings a lot of energy and toughness. Scott has the ability to be a combination guy. Next year you'll see that. But his staple is outworking people, getting offensive rebounds, tipping and diving for loose balls.
We have a lot of shooters.
I can't explain how that happened. You expect that a team playing at home would be fired up for the playoffs. We just didn't have that jump for some reason tonight.