I was proud of our players as we came out Saturday with great energy to take a 16-point lead in the first half. This was after playing the top three teams in C-USA the previous four league games - Memphis, Houston, at UAB and at Memphis. No team had a tougher stretch. We played really tough in three-and-a-half of those games, yet lost all of them. However, our guys still come out each day and each game with the enthusiasm to play well and win.
What was even more impressive to me was when Rice came back and took the lead late in the game, our players didn't flinch. They responded and pulled out a nice win at home.