"It wouldn't have been possible without my teammates. Without their contribution, we wouldn't have been in that position," Eversley said. "It's a testament to what these guys do - emotional stamina and mental toughness. It started with the coaching staff and the guys we brought in - guys that were willing to buy into our program both offensively and defensively."
"We knew our season didn't really turn out the way we wanted it to, but we made sure nobody was full of lament about our record because we were going to the tournament," said leading scorer Chris Eversley, who averages 13.6 points. "We understand we're the underdog. We've been the underdog since we entered the conference tournament. Nobody expected us to be here."