Scout's Sam Hellman spoke with Rico Gathers and Taurean Prince after their season ending loss to Yale, 79-75 in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Scout's Sam Hellman caught up with two key Baylor Bears in seniors Rico Gathers and Taurean Prince. Gathers scored just 6 points and grabbed four rebounds in an ineffective 16 minutes. Prince led the Bears with 28 points on 12-24 shooting, to go along with 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
Senior Forward Taurean Prince:
"I don't know what to say other than we didn't play well enough defensively. There's nothing about it to be happy. I'm just really disappointed but I know the team coming back is going to learn from it and be better for it."
On scuffle with teammate Rico Gathers:
"It was just being really competitive. There's nothing to it. I wanted to win. We wanted to win, and we were just competing out there."
On what went wrong:
"We just needed to play better defense. We didn't get it done."
Senior Center Rico Gathers:
On moving on and football:
"I don't know what's going to happen but I'm going to work hard and get ready to build my future and be a man and support my family. ... I'm very competitive. I like challenges. I look forward to that and what could happen at tight end and wide receiver."
On the loss:
"I'm disappointed to go out that way. We didn't play our best basketball as a team. ....The rest of the guys will be back though and even better. It's about getting back to it and learning."