Courtside Seats Postgame Show with Cody Norman and Daniel Zimmet

November 12, 2012   ·   0 Comments


D> This is how you’re supposed to come out to start a season. I hear a lot of people joking that we took Bowie State to the wire and we beat UVA in this fashion. I’m not sure how this quick transition works in two weeks.

C> Obviously you can’t put too much weight in exhibition games but, on the same note, we played stellar. The performance that we had against Bowie State was just subpar. It was kind of us going through the motions but, tonight, we came out with some incredible energy. The crowd was fantastic, a sold out crowd of 9,840 fans. It was amazing. How many points do you think the crowd gave us tonight?

D> Honestly, I’m giving all 63 to the crowd. I think the crowd played such a factor in this game, as they do in every game. They were up the whole time. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten the chills as much as I did tonight. The pregame video that they played to get everyone hyped that ended in Sherrod’s shot that did it for me. I got the chills. It was done from there. I was hooked.

D> This is how you’re supposed to come out to start a season. I hear a lot of people joking that we took Bowie State to the wire and we beat uva in this fashion. I’m not sure how this quick transition works in two weeks

C> Obviously you can’t put too much weight in exhibition games but, on the same note, we played stellar. The performance that we had against Bowie State was just subpar. It was kind of us going through the motions but, tonight, we came out with some incredible energy. The crowd was fantastic, a sold out crowd of 9,840 fans. It was amazing. How many points do you think the crowd gave us tonight?

D> Honestly, I’m giving all 63 to the crowd. I think the crowd played such a factor in this game, as they do in every game. They were up the whole time. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten the chills as much as I did tonight. The pregame video that they played to get everyone hyped that ended in Sherrod’s shot that did it for me. I got the chills. It was done from there. I was hooked.

C> I’m not sure I’m going quite as high as all 63. Coach Hewitt always mentions that 5, 6 or 7 points – something like that – he can attribute to the Green Machine and how great the Green Machine is. Of course, tonight they were fabulous. I don’t think I’m giving 63 points total to the crowd, but another 5 or 6 points for a total of 12 points or so, I think, is what the crowd gave us tonight in a four point victory.

D> In all seriousness, I think you are right. It’s probably around 9 or 10 points. I think you really saw it when UVA was on the line. They got as loud as they could get at that point and Especially on the intentional foul, which was a little questionable from my standpoint. But he missed both free throws, which was huge for us. And then on Bryon Allen’s 3-pointers, you know how Mason fans throw the paper up? I thought it was raining paper from the rafters, that’s how much was coming down. That is where I really saw the crowd making an impact.

C> Of course, Coach Cody, I like to step back and look at the defense and rebounding. To me, the crowd made the biggest impact on the defensive end in the full court press. We were down four points at one point early to mid-second half, and the crowd really took over and then the defense really took over. We got two consecutive steals, four straight points to tie the game back up and eventually take the lead using that momentum.

D> Is this the best crowd you’ve seen since you’ve been here? I know that’s a blanket statement and I know that’s a tough question – I’m putting you on the spot – but is this the best crowd you’ve seen?

C> It is certainly the best crowd I’ve seen on opening day. It rivals last year’s vcu game, but we’ve had some other great games here too.

D> Well, the atmosphere has to rival the VCU game. You can’t imitate the effect that they had when Sherrod Wright hit that shot, but the general atmosphere was similar to the VCU game.

C> The crowd was definitely loud, they were on their feet for 40 minutes tonight. They were absolutely phenomenal, so way to go Patriots.

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