UM-UM Postgame: Mbakwe, Hoffarber

MINNEAPOLIS — Quotes and audio from Trevor Mbakwe and Blake Hoffarber following Saturday's game.

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Trevor Mbakwe | Power Forward

Team's mood after the game:
"Everybody was very disappointed. It was another tough game for us; another game we feel we should have won. It's kind of the same story. We feel bad, but we're still together. We're still family. We're still going to go into Northwestern like we're making the tournament. We just have to keep fighting, and one of these days, our luck is going to turn around."

What do you feel like you guys are playing for with the tournament seemingly out of reach?
"We're still playing to get in the tournament. We have two games left and we feel we can win those. This team fought hard to get into the tournament last year, and this year is no different. We're just in a little slump right now. We still are focused and we all have the same goal in mind."

Blake Hoffarber | Shooting Guard

On big scoring runs by opponents to end games:
"I don't know what it is. Whether its mental focus at the end of games or people are getting tired, or something else? They start to go on a run and we just freeze. We just have to realize that we have to be more patient and move the ball around and just be confident with the ball."

On whether this Michigan game was similar to last season's blowout loss:
"Anytime you get blown out like that, it never feels good. Today hurts as well, especially since it was such a big game for us. To fall a little short is hard on you. You just have to put in the past. We still have two more games left and then we need to do some damage in the Big Ten Tournament."

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