When you have 20,000 people cheering against you, you find that energy somewhere, somehow. I think tonight you saw that mentality and mindset. The tougher team won tonight. I feel 100 percent confident in saying that.
I know there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to [make] it. I just walked up there like it was just shooting a free throw in practice.
When I stepped up there, I just told myself that I had to relax. I had to put myself in a different place and just not even worry about the score, not worry about anything.
We were in the game. It was just a matter of closing it out. Twenty-thousand people out there didn't want us to win the game.
This is going to be one highlight of many. But right now, this is our biggest win.
It's awesome. I don't know if I'll be able to go to sleep tonight.
Teams come in and see Tennessee on the jersey and fold. The game is over before it even starts. It's a matter of coming out and giving it everything you've got, and that's what we did.
Coach always tells us it's not necessarily the team with the best players but the best team that wins. I think tonight you saw that. We don't have McDonald's All-Americans. We don't have All-Americans.
The tougher team won (yesterday), and I feel 100 percent confident saying that.