After the game, USF coach Rex Walters said the visitors came out aggressively:
"From the get-go. San Diego came out and punched us right in the mouth, and as opposed to attacking them, we got on our heels. Except for maybe the last eight minutes of the game, there wasn't any sense of urgency, just to try to maybe even save face. You can't play a basketball game like that. It's like a back-alley fight. Someone puts a line out. ... San Diego crossed that line and they punched us. And we had absolutely no response. Our response was to back up and put our hands up."