Feb. 20, 2013
Western Carolina Head Coach Larry Hunter:
On the play of Trey Sumler, especially in the second half:
"I thought Trey Sumler was terrific down the stretch there, and our guys hung in there like they've been doing. We tied it up and we gave ourselves a chance to go to overtime. But, I'm really proud of the guys overall; I'm proud of the way we came back. Trey came in and just made big basket after big basket."
"Trey had two points in the first half and 22 points in the second half and that's why he's such a good scorer. They were denying him, really doubling him off screens and got him really frustrated him in the first half. And, you know, we've just got to set more screens for him, but that's what he has to expect when you're a top scorer."
On the play of his squad during the game:
"We looked like a tired basketball team at different times and I was going to my bench a little more, but the guys were still out there fighting and competing. We struggled a little bit offensively. We had some good looks; some right on top of the basket in the ball game that didn't go down, but this group has that resiliency and they keep competing their way to the end."
On mounting the late rally against Charleston:
"Our guys were pretty smart. We talked in timeout about fouling. I made my mind up at the two minute mark - we were down seven - to not allow them work the clock. We wanted to lengthen the game by fouling. You never know if that sort of thing is going to work, but that was probably our only hope at that point."