NWS Postgame Quotes: Greg Brunner

Greg Brunner spoke with the media following Iowa's loss to Northwestern State in the NCAA Tournament in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Read what he had to say in this premium transcript.

Q: Obviously a tough way to go out here. Those guys over there never gave up and you guys just got bad luck today I guess.

Greg Brunner: It was a similar situation to Wisconsin last year, on that last shot. It's one of those situations, my career's ended and it's off these young guys, it's a great bunch of guys and they're oging ot have a fun year next year.

Q: Did you think it was going to go in when you saw it go up?

Brunner: You never think that. YOu never want it to, but it just seems always to happen to us. It's like regardless of what kind of shot it is, it's going to fall in. It did tonight, and it's one of those situations where they hit a bi8g shot and they won.

Q: It looked like it was Iowa's ballgame, especially with you guys playing so well, 15 point lead, it looked like you were in control.

Brunner: We had a similar lead in the first half, and they just picke dup the tempo and the yjust got agressive with it and they hit some big shots. It's one of those games that was up in the air. That's why they play, it's March Madness, that's what it's all about.

Q: Does this kind of game haunt you thinking about what you could have done differently as a team?

Brunner: You're always going to think aboiut this, every loss, this one is going to be hard, this is my last one I'll have to tihnk about. It's hard to miss a free throw at the end of the game. especially being a senior in such a key situation. It costs you when you don't do things the right way.

Q: What's it like to have to say goodbye to these guys?

Brunner: It's tough. I've been playing with them, especially Jeff, for so long now and grown accustomed to the guys on this team, I love them to death. Now it's their team, it's up to them, what they want to do with it. It's a great group of guys and I anticpate them doing well next year.

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