"We're playing against great teams that are playing for something and it's not like they aren't giving it their all," McCallum said. "So to know that we can compete with some of these top teams should give us a lot of confidence."
"You know what, I didn't hear it, but the players probably heard because they sure came alive," Detroit coach Ray McCallum said. "This is a big stage. Guys sitting around the hotel watching television getting ready to play the No. 3 team in the country and they're talking about going for 900 wins, coach Boeheim. That's a lot for a young man to digest."