Jan. 11, 2006
ECU Head Coach Ricky Stokes
"I want to give our fans a lot of credit. With our students, fans and the Pirate Nation this was a great place to be tonight. It was loud and hot and a great basketball game.
"Memphis made the necessary shots when they needed to and we might have gotten a little tired towards the end, which allowed Memphis to make the shots and get the rebounds to win."
On What To Take From The Game
On The Atmosphere in Minges Coliseum
"It was loud and a difficult place, and I have to believe that no team want to come in here to play."
On ECU's Attitude Tonight
Memphis Head Coach John Calapari
"That is a basketball environment. That's what this league should be about."
"When Hammonds went down I thought `They have got to be demoralized', and they came out and played like it was the Final Four."
"We made a couple shots and a couple plays because we are a little bit longer. The reality of it is they were there until there was a minute left and they could have easily won the game."
"My hats off to the fans and to Ricky [Stokes] and all that they did. They were loud but they were not mean."
"This is what Conference USA should be in every game in every building."