They had a nice team, a nice game and they beat a great team. The fans were into it. And that gym. I couldn't believe it. We had people beating on us all around. There was hardly room for us. People were in front of us. And there was a lot of noise.
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It was like being in South Bend, Indiana home of Notre Dame with that crowd.
I remember when they first said we were going to go to Stockton to do the game for Pacific and Long Beach State, ... We did a couple of Long Beach State games, but they said Stockton, California, Pacific and I thought, 'Where?'
Everyone was acting like it was a party, ... They were used to it, and here I was saying, 'What am I doing here?' .
I was staying in a hotel on Canal Street, on the 16th floor, and I opened up the windows and it was just black outside.