What a good league. You better come ready to play and lace up your shoes when you play a game in this conference.

When he came here, he was a big-time athlete. He was a better athlete than a basketball player, really. ... But he's become a lot better offensive player.

I'm really proud of my guys. ... We stepped up and made plays when we needed to. We were just a play or two from winning the game.

It may be unfair that he needs to be a leader by example as a sophomore, but that's where we are. But he's making strides. He's not a finished product by any means, but he's making good strides.

Hey, we've won 11 of our last 12. We had a hiccup against Quincy, but we're taking it as a positive, to reinforce some things about how tough it's going to be at this time of year.

Lorenzo has been a solid player for us, and a good contributor in his role. He's helped us win games.

You've got to win a close one at some time or another (in the postseason). We just made enough plays to advance.

This is the time of the year that is exciting for everybody. We've put ourselves in position, now we just need to get after it.

I'm so very, very proud of our guys ... they came in here and played their tails off in a hostile environment. They just fought and hung in there when things got tough. We didn't panic, and we were able to escape out of here with a victory.