"We had a great run," Paige said on Tuesday to an estimated crowd of more than 3,000 fans who gathered outside the Smith Center to greet the team on its return to campus from Houston. "That's not quite the way we wanted to end it. ... A little bit later we're going to be really proud about what we did, and I hope you guys are proud of us."
"It's always good to have multiple ball handlers and creators out there," Paige said. "You saw [Saturday against Syracuse's] zone, Joel was able to penetrate the gaps and I was able to knock down some shots. And, other nights, I have a matchup where I can get in the paint and create things, and Villanova does the same thing with Brunson and Arcidiacono."