Nov. 28, 2011
Vanderbilt vs Xavier
Xavier Player Quotes
Mark Lyons, Junior Guard
On coming back from a 10 point deficit in the second half:
"As a program we've been down before a lot of times and we came back a lot of times, so there was no pressure on us. We just wanted to come out there and get the win."
On teammate Tu Holloway's performance:
"It's all cause of my back court main man, Tu Holloway. I love him because of the way he plays. [He's] a killer on the court and he won the game for us in overtime."
On Vanderbilt's defense:
"They were switching the ball screens, making us go to the baseline and that's something that we weren't used to, so we had to adjust. Coach made some good adjustments at half time and we executed."
Tu Holloway, Senior Guard
On his attitude coming into the second half:
"The second half is a different urgency. That's the last chance, it's the last chance to go out there and do whatever you can because you don't want to get back on that plane tonight with that sick feeling knowing that you lost."
On the win:
"I'm excited right now. I'm happy to get this win. Last year we struggled coming in our first game at Miami Ohio, I think that was our first road game, we lost and the next one was Cincinnati and we lost. We're a really good team and Vanderbilt is a great team and maybe has a couple pros over there that we just came and beat these guys by 12 points in their own house and natural environment, so we're just ecstatic right now."
On what the win means to Xavier forward and former Commodore Andre Walker:
"It definitely was a big night for him. This was the biggest game of Andre's life. This is his alma mater and you don't want to come back here and lose. You know, as a man, `Dre doesn't want to feel like `Oh, these guys feel like they're better than me' so now he can come out with his head up. He won a lot of games here [at Vanderbilt] and he's at Xavier coming back and beating these guys, so it's great for Andre."
On 20-4 run to end the game:
On what positives were taken away from playing the 12th-ranked team in the country:
On the final possession in regulation:
On playing against former teammate Andre Walker:
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