"I don't know," VCU coach Shaka Smart said. "A long time. Forever.
"I don't deal very well with losing. I don't get over games like this. But it's part of life. I told the guys in the locker room that we're not going to feel sorry for ourselves. We're not going to say 'woe is me.' For everyone on our team, except for one player, this is an opportunity to learn and improve. We had our chances in this game.""Words are hollow after a game like this," Smart said. "But I told him, I told the team how proud I am of Brad. He's had a record-breaking career. He really held our ship together all year long. He's the No. 1 reason our team got better and better all year long.""In those type of situations, I want to be the guy in that position," Burgess said of the free throws. "I just missed the shots."
"Sometimes you work so hard for things and you just fall short of your goals. You've just got to move on. This team has a lot to look forward to next year. We both have a lot of good things in our future.""I guess you could say it's one that got away," Smart said. "I wouldn't characterize it that way. I would say Indiana made some big plays down the stretch and we weren't able to make some shots."