Inside the Locker Room: Louisiana-Lafayette

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. -- The NCAA provides quotations from inside the Cajuns' locker room on Thursday...

Shawn Long, F, So.

On being in NCAA Tournament …
"We are honored to be here. We've worked hard all season for the change to embrace this opportunity."

On being a No. 14 seed …
"Seeding doesn't matter. The season is starting over and we're focused on going out and getting a victory."

On what being in the NCAA Tournament means to the school …
"It's an honor to represent our school. It's been a while since the Ragin' Cajuns have been in the tournament and it's a good feeling to be a part of this team that got us here."

On matchup with Creighton
"They're a fast paced team with good shooters. They're well coached and have one of the best players in the country (Doug McDermott) so they'll be a tough opponent, but we're ready."

Xavian Rimmer, G, Jr.

On being in the NCAA Tournament …
"It feels great to be here for my first time. We're ready for Friday."

On the matchup with Creighton …
"We know they have a team where all five guys can shoot so we're going to have to be prepared for Friday."

On what being in the NCAA Tournament means to the school …
"It's means a lot. We've haven't been here in a while so we're ready to shock the world on Friday and move forward. There's a lot of excitement (in Lafayette, La.), we've got a lot of people coming here for Friday to support us. We're ready for it and ready to show them a great show."

On being a No. 14 seed …
"We don't think about the seed, we're just know we're the better team and need to show it Friday. We're just taking it one game at a time and move forward from one game to the next."


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