Jan. 10, 2004
Duquesne head coach Danny Nee
"I thought the game was decided in the first five or six minutes. In the first half, they showed why they were a Top 10 team. We knew coming in how good and talented they were. They just exude confidence and play at a steady pace. The game was controlled through [Delonte] West's and [Jameer] Nelson's hands. They played at a very efficient level."
Duquesne sophomore guard Bryant McAllister
On the play of Jameer Nelson
"We already knew how good he was. I knew what to expect, so I wasn't surprised at all. He seems to be shooting the `three' better," his release is quicker."
On the game in general
"We were trying to climb back into the game, but they have so many good 3-point shooters you can't play off them. You have to control your man of the dribble and we had difficulty doing that. They were the best we've played so far. They have poise that you see at all times."