"I'm just proud of our guys," he said. "No one gave us a chance to be here, to win the MEAC. We were picked last, and that's just a testament to the guys we have, the character they have. They've fought all year long. We've been in some hard-fought games where we lost in the last seconds, and in the middle of the year, we started winning them. That's how we got here. I'm proud of our seniors. They laid down the foundation for the future for us. I think the future is bright. We've just got to build on this. We got here once, and they got a taste of it. So hopefully, they're hungry and they're ready to work and get back here."