On their first round domination of Pacific:
We were definitely looking for that, not saying that it was going to be easy, but we definitely wanted to come out so that people wouldn’t be asking whether Miami came out nervous. Or this is there first time in the tournament and were they shaky? So we wanted to come out and really impose our will.
On how good Shane Larkin has been leading this team:
He’s been good all year. Shane’s a big part of our team just like everybody else, but Larkin at the head is really big time and I think he’s one of the best point guards in the nation.
On the mentality now that they’ve passed the first round:
The mentality is just win, we’ve got a big time team in Illinois coming here, those guys can really play. We were just watching film on those guys. Man it’s going to be a battle come Sunday. But we’re definitely looking forward to the challenge and we just have to execute our stuff and make it a good game.