Feb. 11, 2004
Providence head coach Tim Welsh:
"Obviously, when we shoot the ball like that and develop offensive rhythm, we can be very dangerous."
"Our guys had a hop in their step tonight, it was almost like we were playing at home. We were very comfortable out there."
"This was probably the best game we've played this year, from tap to buzzer. We got the lead and didn't let it fade."
"Over the last few years we've been a pretty good road team. I think we got our road mentality back tonight."
Villanova head coach Jay Wright:
"As bad as it was, I have to give credit to Providence. This was a big game and they came in here and took it to us."
"I was not pleased with our effort tonight. It's kind of been a wacky season for us, but believe it or not I feel that we can come back on Saturday, and that's what we will start to work towards tomorrow."
"I don't want our guys to get frustrated. I want them to understand why we lost by 26 points to a team like this."
"Providence is a lot like Syracuse was last year, in terms of having great length at every position."
Villanova sophomore forward Curtis Sumpter:
"I was frustrated with myself at the start of the game because instead of working the ball around, I tried to force things that weren't there."
"Once we got down it seemed like we were playing catch up for the rest of the game."