"It'll mean a lot to the fan base, the alumni and everyone that's affiliated with the basketball program. We've been battling all year for them, and to make the tournament, I know they feel real good about that," he said. "But we're looking to do a little bit more than that. We want to make a run, make some noise. And we believe in ourselves, and we're just thankful that we have this opportunity."
"The career which I had in the NBA and throughout my college career was due to Guy Lewis, because he brought me here and molded me," Hayes said. "He prepared me."