I think so. Just getting to play down to the wire in an important game ... to see us win made it so fun. It was the most fun I've had, that's for sure.

Watching that does kind of make you want to turn the channel. But as low as we felt after that, I'm proud of how far our team has come this season. It's been a big turnaround. It makes us eager to play in the tournament again.

This is new to me. You've got to be patient with me.

You have to think about it. CBS plays that commercial like every day. I'm trying to get excited about this tournament. But every time I try to watch something about it, that commercial is on there.

It was so great to win that game, to see that we're back in a tie for the Big 12. There was some excitement on the bench after the game.

Today was definitely up in the air. Modern medicine ... I can't believe I actually got a chance to play today. I felt a lot better yesterday. Today, it (pain) was in my past. I wasn't even thinking about it. I have an old body. I've gotten used to it.

You think about that game. Hopefully, we'll use that as learning experience and use it to our advantage this time.

Russell will have better games; Mario is going to come along. I still see my role (is), whatever I can do to help, I'll do. I'm just trying to help other guys succeed.

I had one goal in mind. When I left the game, I wanted him to be just as tired as I was.