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Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014 05:02


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“Obviously, it’s been a hard year for us, so to go out and play like we did against the best team in the country, own their floor, [we] hadn’t played well, down 13,” Donahue said. “Just really happy for our guys. They deserve it. They’ve been incredible throughout this whole year.”

Down by more than 12 points, his team was able to fight back again.

“There’s been so many times this year where I think they really could have let themselves go and not come in and work everyday,” Donahue said.

After an emotional week for the basketball team, beating the best team in the country was shockingly surreal—a barely believable way to conclude it.

“I also thought that Dick Kelley’s presence and how they handled that all week—they lost someone that was very close to them,” Donahue said. “To play with that kind of inspiration tonight wasgreat.”

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