"I was really excited. My family was here, all my sisters and in-laws. It was pretty neat," Lonergan said. "All the people around here are great. I was really thankful we had a pretty good crowd, especially looking up over the bench and seeing all the students because that's what we really need. We've got to get energy off their enthusiasm. So I couldn't be happier."
"We've got to play a lot better this Sunday [against No. 24 California] if we want it to be a competitive game," coach Lonergan said after his first regular-season game at the helm.