"I was proud of the effort from our guys to battle back but our 26 turnovers were the story of the game," said Dayton coach Anthony Grant. "We continued to battle and competed to give ourselves a chance at the end there. But it didn't work out and Mississippi State made the play."
"We talked a lot about beginnings and endings. At the beginning of the game, I thought we were too sloppy, uncharacteristically anxious, and blew some opportunities there," Dayton coach Anthony Grant said. "We were able to recover, and then at the end of the half, it was almost the same situation."