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"If you thought the buzz was big this season in Dallas surrounding the Mustangs, it will reach an entirely new level next season.... The Mustangs are the clear favorite in the American. And it's not even close."
    -Jon Rothstein, CBS Sports College Basketball Insider

"This environment here is as good as any. This was the loudest I've experienced. We've got a beautiful building, but I never imagined it would be like this."
    -Larry Brown, SMU Mustangs Head Coach

"Crowd was off the hook tonight! Team fed off your energy - let's do it one more time on Wednesday! #PonyUp #MoodyMagic"
    -Rick Hart, SMU Athletics Director

"Sprint Center, Allen Field House, Hilton Coliseum, Bramlage Coliseum, The Pit, Moody Coliseum...I've been in some LOUD places this year!"
    -Fran Fraschilla, ESPN College Basketball Analyst

"I've never seen or experienced an atmosphere like the one I'm seeing for my @SMUBasketball #Mustangs vs LSU #NIT"
    -Thomas Morstead, New Orleans Saints Punter

"Anyone who wants to get a sense of how a home court atmosphere can affect a basketball game, check out a game here at SMU. This place roars."
    -Eric Prisbell, USA Today

"I think it's awesome to see where they've been and now bringing college basketball excitement back to the metroplex."
    -Bill Self, Kansas Head Coach

"You can just tell there's such a good culture they're developing here, and it starts with [Brown] and his staff. It's fun for us to be here watching these guys play and develop and grow and really develop into a really good basketball team."
    -Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys Head Coach

"Atmosphere. The electricity you feel when you walk into an arena. The uncertainty and anticipation of what will happen before, during and after the game, and most importantly the communal feelings that can only happen when thousands, if not tens of thousands of people share their emotions. That is what makes going to a game special and the smart people at SMU knew it."
    -Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks Owner

"SMU basketball is taking over Texas!!!!! I love it!! #Mustang proud!! #PonyUp"
    -Kelvin Beachum, Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Guard

    -Jae Crowder, Dallas Mavericks Forward

"The crowd was amazing [against LSU]. It was probably as loud as it's been in the second half. We made a run and when Keith hit a three it exploded. That's probably the loudest I've ever heard it in there."
    -Shawn Williams, Senior Forward

"The fans have been great period. They pick us up when we've been down."
    -Ben Moore, Freshman Forward

"The crowd hype builds our confidence to go out there and win."
    -Keith Frazier, Freshman Guard

"The fans are amazing. It's crazy to see how much it has changed from when I first got here. This is big time college basketball."
    -Shawn Williams, Senior Forward

"The louder the fans are, the more we have to work together, work harder. It brings us together."
    -Nic Moore, Sophomore Guard

"Credit to them, they're a good team that is well coached and there was really fine energy in the building tonight. I give everybody in the SMU community credit for that because it's a good college basketball atmosphere and it's tough to win here."
    -Russell Turner, UC Irvine Head Coach

"We're not at a neutral side. They had a great atmosphere tonight and were able to feed off that."
    -Johnny Jones, LSU Tigers Head Coach

"The environment, the atmosphere was terrific. It's great to see the job that Larry's done here getting the excitement back up. It was loud. You generally don't get that in an NIT game typically this time of year, but it was really a great environment."
    -Mike Montgomery, Cal Head Coach

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