March 3, 2012
Charlotte Head Coach Alan Major
"Congratulations to Chris [Mack] and his seniors. Those guys played well in the second half. Speaking from personal experience, this is a tough place to win."
"I thought Tu's [Holloway] shot in front of their bench was a big one. Him making that, that was a big swing. That was a big shot. Guys like him, he's an elite player. He is going to play at the next level."
On Kenny Frease "He did a good job of finishing. When he gets an angle, he's very good. He is going to finish some shots. That's what he does. But he made some free throws, too."
"We knew that in order to put ourselves in a good position for the A-10 Tournament, we had to win this game. Guys knew that this was a game we really had to have. It wasn't hard to get the guys up for this game."
"I've been giving them [my teammates] confidence to throw me the ball because I've been finishing for them."
"We've been able to put a lot of things behind us. We started this season really well and now we have to start the new season [post season] really well."
"We need big wins from here on out. My grandmother was here for the first time. She's seen games on TV, but it was her first time in Cintas Center."
On Chris Braswell "In the first half he had a lot of easy layups and straight-line drives to the basket. We had to be there as a unit and not just five individuals."
Xavier Head Coach Chris Mack
"I'm happy for them [the seniors]. Kenny [Frease] was really, really effective. He played really well. As for Tu [Holloway], I thought he hit three really, really big shots, big shots today when we really needed them."
On the first half "We couldn't guard the ball. When your center is taking the ball at the top of the key and making layups off one foot - I have never seen that before. When Kenny [Frease] went to the bench with two fouls, we were terrible [defensively]."
"Offensively we had a good plan. I thought we got really good looks as a result of it. Not only Terrell [Holloway], but the rest of the team, we were able to get really good looks."
"Our guys have never gone to the Atlantic 10 Tournament a hungry team. We've got to be ready to go on Friday night."