"We've talked about it as, 'Maybe that's the way things have to be for us. Everything has to be hard because our road is going to be hard,'" Tillman said. "We talked about it on Sunday. We had to go to North Carolina, and everybody has a different opinion on our seeding, and we didn't really focus on that. We kind of drew strength from the fact that nobody thought we were good and we were going to have to earn everybody's respect. But to get us ready for Syracuse, to go up to Boston and have to bus up there because the transportation situation was not ideal, everytime things have gotten hard, we just kind of reinforced that's just the way things are for us. The only way we can get to where we want to is if it's hard and the more hard things we do, the more prepared [the team will] be for the challenges ahead of us. To try to beat Duke again is going to be really, really tough. They're experienced, they've been here, they're more experienced than we are, they're ridiculously athletic, they're the national champions. Beating Syracuse and beating North Carolina is going to help us get ready to put us in a position where we would have a chance to win that game. But our guys bought into it. We can't get anything easy, nothing's ever going to be easy, and if you want it easy, then forget it. That's the way it kind of is to be a Terp. We've got to be resilient, we've got to be gritty, we've got to be tough."