Xavier vs. Wake Forest Quotes

Dec. 18, 2010

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Xavier Players

Kenny Frease On what David West told the team prior to the game "He talked about Yao Ming and Greg Oden fighting through injuries. He told us to take every day as we can and not look past the right now."

Tu Holloway On his triple-double "It's a great feeling. Every time I try to get as many assists, rebounds, and points as I can."

"Wake's one of the top three-point shooting and transition teams in the country, so we were practicing on getting back on defense."

Xavier Head Coach Chris Mack

"It's been a very emotional last couple of days. Skip [Prosser] meant a whole lot to so many people. It's a shame that all of our kids, except maybe Dante [Jackson], never got to meet him."

"Kenny Frease and Terrell Holloway, those two guys really had their `A' games. We beat a very talented team, a very young team. Other than those wild threes that went in at the end, I think our team really corralled them. We're a little bit more experienced, a little bit older, than Wake Forest is right now."

On Tu Holloway "Terrell just exhibits toughness. Nothing really phases him. He has a very even keel about playing basketball. A triple-double, that's really phenomenal."

On Kenny Frease "He is in the best shape of his life. And his teammates are extremely confident in him. And they should be."

On Mark Lyons "As Coach [Pete] Gillen, my old coach, used to say, `I'd rather have a kid with a ton of talent than a wallflower,' and he has a ton of talent."