Dec. 9, 2006
Villanova, Pa. -
Coach Wright Opening Statement
I think that was a great game. I think that we just got beat by a team that just played better tonight. Going into the game, we respected them. We watched them on tape the last two games and we thought they were great.
What turned it around in the second half?
I don't think it was turned around. It was a game the whole way. They jumped on us early and then we made a run. It was close the whole way, I just think they made plays down the stretch. We had stops two or three times down the stretch, we just couldn't come up with a rebound...we had a couple good looks and missed them and they got a couple good looks and they made them.
Was this a setback after coming off the road win at Oklahoma?
No we don't think we took a step back. We know how good they were and all the intensity they were going to have coming in here. We just wanted to match it and get the win. They played well, and in the end, they made some tough shots, got a couple tough rebounds and some stops.