We didn't win that last game the way I'd have liked to. The team from Pennsylvania was pretty darn good. But I really did like this run.
If you were to ask me though, would I rather hoist a banner, Louisville style, or would I be willing to take a banner if it meant we have the ethics of schools in the area, some in E Lansing, some programs not near, but bluebloods by any stretch, it would be an easy choice.
I'm glad our program, from team leader Beilein, to a junior forward who went to console the opposing player, to freshmen who go to congratulate the opposition's chaplain, has been who they are, every step of the way.
They have been everything I could hope for and more, from start to finish. And congratulations to Villanova. I look forward to playing them again this time next year.
So thank you guys, for being just what we wanted and needed, in a time when that is so difficult to come by. This team is made of Michigan Men.