ON SEEDING: "Seeding definitely mattered because we've had a really good year. We
think we've got a really good basketball team and deserved a high
seed, based on our body of work for the entire year. But also with the
way we've played down the stretch. That was important. Where we went, I wasn't going to worry about that. Five is a pretty good seed."
ON PLAYING IN TAMPA LAST YEAR: (St. Pete
Times Forum) last season at the ACC Tournament:
"I think the advantage is that it's not too terribly far away. I think
any time you go east to west, for example, that's a little bit of a hardship.
But this is certainly a good location. This is good."
ON A BITTERSWEET DAY AFTER LOSING TO UNC:
"Absolutely. We were terribly disappointed at the end of the game
(championship game vs. North Carolina) today. The bottom line is we
didn't win that championship. But, we're playing at a high level. We set
our goal to win a national championship, and now we have an opportunity to
start on that quest this Friday."
ON VILLANOVA: "I've seen them in passing. It will be easy to gather tape on them. I'm sure my assistants have watched them play a bunch. I know they have outstanding guards. They've got some athletes on the front line and they are going to pose some interesting challenges. I saw the end of the Georgetown game and they lost on a very controversial call. So if you are playing with the likes of Georgetown, Syracuse and those folks you are obviously a good basketball team."
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