Jan. 2, 2011
Senior guard Dwight Hardy
On his recent scoring outbursts:
"I'm just being aggressive on my catch. My team is looking for me to lead them out there on the court. I have to hit open shots and be aggressive in attacking the basket. I was in a groove today, and I'm happy that we got the win."
On playing at the point guard position:
"This summer, I spent a lot of time on my conditioning because I knew I was going to have to be ready to play point guard. When I'm out there, I just stay aggressive like I'm at the two (guard position) and run the team. I'm doing a good job so far, and I hope to keep it up."
On playing Georgetown on Monday in Madison Square Garden:
"It is a great honor. Those are the brightest lights in the world, and we are playing a great team in Georgetown. It's going to be a good matchup. They have some good guards and we have some good guards. To play in front of our fans and family at Madison Square Garden, the World's Most Famous Arena, is a privilege and I can't wait for it to happen."
Senior guard Paris Horne
On his game-winning three-pointer and defensive stop at Providence:
"(Justin) Brownlee went into to the lane and he kicked it. I was wide open for the shot. I had my feet ready and my hands ready, and I was just thinking, `knock it down.' I knew we had to get back on defense to get a stop. I saw Marshon Brooks drive in, and I was there to take the charge."
On his hard work ethic:
"I always try to work this hard. I try to set an example for my teammates at practice. That's how I learned how to play. Always work hard."
On what he looks forward to in Monday's game:
"We get to play one of our rivals in Georgetown at the Garden. The atmosphere is going to be crazy. I can't wait for that game. It's going to be a big challenge for us."