"You know it's funny, people here put together some highlight tapes as we get ready to go into prospect's homes and what I wanted for everyone to see on those tapes was the South Carolina game and the Arkansas games from last season. We were struggling and people were talking about us struggling. It talks about the tweak, etc. and then you just see us go. And you see the excitement of the team. And it kind of got emotional with the guys in there, because what we went through was ridiculous. People ask about that final game versus UConn. First off, we should have gotten beat by 20. We just were in awe of the moment for the first time of the year. The Michigan State game early in the year -- we weren't in awe of the moment -- we just weren't ready for the onslaught. But we came back and gave ourselves a chance to win. We should have lost that game by 20. We never got out of the awe of the moment. I think people will look at what that team was able to do -- five freshmen, your second-highest potential draft pick in Willie Cauley-Stein is not playing and now you're playing Marcus Lee -- another freshman. Dominique Hawkins, another freshman is playing, too, and you're in the final game? That's why after the game a couple of guys cried and I said, 'Stop the crying.' I did. I just said stop. I asked them, 'Do you know what you guys just did?' I just told them we didn't have it in the tank."
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