We weren't trying to stall, even if it might have looked that way. We just wanted to be patient and get the shots we wanted. We did not want to make it a half-court game. We decided to we'd extend the game 94 feet, and it ended up working out for us.

We knew that going against a physical team like this on Day 4 of the tournament would be a struggle. They wore us down.

There's been one constant with this team all season, and that's been defense. I told them we had to concentrate on slowing things down and being very deliberate. It wasn't pretty, but we got what we wanted.