Xavier head coach Thad Matta

Xavier head basketball coach Thad Matta talked about his team's win over Mississippi State to advance to the NCAA's Sweet 16.

What did you do to take Lawrence Roberts out of the game?
"He is one of the top 5 players in the nation. When you go against a guy like him, you try to play great position defense against him, which we did. We didn't feel we had the ability to front him because he is so explosive. When he caught it down there, a lot of times we were just hoping that he missed."

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