Postgame Quotes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/14/2004

Feb. 14, 2004


Head Coach Ritchie McKay:

"I'm proud of our guys effort today, however, I'm disappointed that we lost. I think we're getting closer to where we need to be. We had a nice UNM contingency here at Clune Arena this afternoon, and that was awesome. Unfortunately, we picked up another road loss, but I'm proud of the way we battled today. Air Force is a really good team and they haven't lost at home, in fact, no team has really been close. I thought we played good enough to win, we just didn't come out with the desired result."

On the end of the game: "I thought that if David (Chiotti) hit both free throws it would put a lot more pressure on them, because they would've had to score a basket with only 30 seconds left in the game. They didn't have a lot of field goals down the stretch, but they got to the line today. They're one of the most physical teams in the league. We haven't figured out how to guard them yet."

On Jeff Hart hitting a 3-pointer to give the Lobos a one-point lead in the last minute: "Jeff had a great week of practice. I thought he was going to play well, and he really did. He played well on both ends of the court. It's nice when your bench can give you that kind of contribution."