"Everybody said we wouldn't beat Temple in the first game because we were too young to handle their zone and experience," San Diego State coach Steve Fisher, who recruited and coached the Fab Five at Michigan, said Sunday. "A few games later we beat Ohio State, who everybody thought would win the whole thing, to get to the Final Four. They were playing well and they weren't afraid of any team."
"That was a tough, gutty character-type game for us," Fisher said. "We stayed with it and found a way to win."