Feb. 7, 2004
NEW MEXICO HEAD COACH Ritchie McKay
"I think the difference in the game was our ability to defend and without (CSU center) Matt Nelson, CSU doesn't have that potent of an offensive team. However, they played very well against Wyoming, so I wasn't concerned if they had Matt Nelson or not. They can still be a tough team to play against."
"Mark (Walters) and Lenny (Miles) each had a great week of practice and they played a big part in the win tonight. David (Chiotti) told me before the game that he couldn't play. He spent pre-game in the training room and I'm not sure we would have won without him."
COLORADO STATE HEAD COACH DALE LAYER
"They had some key contributions from some guys other than (Danny) Granger. Chiotti really outplayed us and that hurt us in the long run. We spent too much time defending Granger. On offense, they did a good job of other guys stepping up. They're a very good team."