"The Native culture, they deserve to have more of their people be highlighted in the game they invented," Tierney said. "I have learned more from that young man about culture and about heart and about deeper reasons to play things. The only way for us to learn is to have the great opportunity to coach these young men."
"We showed tremendous heart and made that run to get within one. To Duke's credit, they made the last run," Denver head coach Bill Tierney said.