BN: Can you talk about how the ankle felt today and when you knew you were going to be able to play?
Hughes: I knew I was going to be able to play yesterday. The ankle felt fine. Next question?
BN: Talk your initial reaction to a three seed in the Midwest?
Hughes: We got screwed. We deserved a two seed. We played our heart out all season. That's all right. We're going to get in done.
BN: Does it mean you guys are going to play with a chip on your shoulder and use it as extra motivation?
Hughes: We're going to play it us against the world. That's how it's going to be and we know that. We aren't going to get respect the way we play so we're going to have to show them how good we play as a team and how well we deserve a two seed.
BN: Today really wasn't a typical Wisconsin basketball game in terms of you guys being so successful from the three-point line and didn't get to the free-throw line very much. Can you talk about your contributions from all sorts of different areas?
Hughes: Yeah, we look real good shots fall. It's not like Wisconsin not to go to the free throw line. We only went to the free-throw line once and that's when I went. I guess we made up for it on our perimeter play?
BN: Is that one of the added bonuses when the perimeter play starts working that it opens things up inside?
Hughes: That's how it works and it works both ways. When the post is dominating, it opens up the perimeter. When the perimeter people can't miss a shot, it definitely opens up the big men and get easier looks.
BN: What's the reaction like in the locker room after a game like this coming off the emotional win yesterday?
Hughes: We are just happy to just get it done and win both tournament and regular season championship. It just feels good.