Quotes from WCU's 97-99 OT Win Over Davidson

March 9, 2014

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Head coach Larry Hunter
Opening Statement
"That was a heck of a win for our guys. When you play Davidson in the tournament setting, they have so much tradition, and we talked to our guys and you have to look them in the eye and go toe-to-toe. Bob (McKillop) does a great job with his team and you gotta beat `em. Tonight's game was as much about heart as it was execution. I thought we hung in there and put ourselves into a position to win it and fortunately, we did."

On second-half run
"I thought our changing defenses helped us. We were changing from the 1-3-1 to the 2-3 zone and back to man-to-man. They'll (Davidson) get in a rhythm offensively and when they do that, they can put points on the board in a hurry. We had to keep them off balance, and they missed some shots that they hit in the first half. We pride ourselves being a second-half team. We knew we were going to get back into the game; it was just a matter of if we were going to win it."

Senior guard Trey Sumler
Thoughts on second half
"It was one of those things where we had to draw a line in the sand. We did the same thing yesterday against Elon. We got a lead and then let it get away from us. It felt like we didn't want to be denied and we used all of our energy to get back into the game. We wanted to finish it this time."

On similarity to 2012 championship game
"It was almost like a replay. I felt it going into overtime. We kind of wanted to stay away from the double overtime because we know what happened last time. We wanted to get stops and get stops and we finally got a stop at the right time and received a fortunate call."

Junior guard James Sinclair
On defeating Davidson "I felt like Davidson was the big man in the SoCon, and to be the man you have to beat the man. Give all credit to Davidson; they are a very good basketball team and every time we play them, it's a battle."

On 26-point performance "Coach always tells me that there is a difference between shot-takers and shot-makers...and tonight I was a shot-maker. It's my role on the team."

 

 

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