On the decisive Texas steal at half court: "It just keeps getting replayed in my mind and it hasn't stopped. I just can't figure out why I would do that. There's no excuse for it. I'm a senior. I've been in big games and handled the ball. I take 100 percent responsibility for it. You have to give credit to the defender who made the play, but it was my fault. As a senior it really hurts."
On the difference in rebounds between the two teams: "Coach told us all week that they were very aggressive. Those guys go to the glass so hard and we knew it. We had to check them out collectively as a team and we didn't. It really played a big role in the outcome of the game. There's no doubt that winning the boards by that margin on the offensive glass and the total rebounds were big reasons for their victory."
On the team's execution down the stretch: "We executed well, our shots were falling. We made plays, but they obviously made more plays than us. We were there but we couldn't get it done."
On his shot blocked underneath the basket in the final seconds: "Definitely good defense on their part. I tried to draw the contact, he saw it and he jumped back. He has long arms and that's basically his athleticism."