March 20, 2016

No. 3 Ohio State 66 (21-14), No. 2 Florida 74 (21-14)
March 20, 2016
Value City Arena—Columbus, Ohio


Thad Matta, Ohio State head coach
On how the season ended
“One of the biggest things is this should serve as a humbling experience and how we define humility is knowing your strengths and your weaknesses, I think all of us need to commit to getting better.”

JaQuan Lyle, Ohio State guard
On the future of the program
We need to remember this feeling for next year and remember how you come out flat like that and how the game will end.

Marc Loving, Ohio State forward
On preparing for next season
“All the guys know each others game’s pretty well and we have a whole year of chemistry under our belt so we’ll be able to work on our game all the time, work on our game in the off-season and try to build to get consecutive wins.”

Mike White, University of Florida head coach
On today’s game
“It was a big win for us, winning on the road at a place like this. Ohio State is a program and athletic department that we have a lot of respect for. I thought we really defended at a high level for the most part and we continue to improve incrementally offensively.”

Justin Leon, Florida Forward
On today’s game plan
“We focused on defense, keeping our composure and staying in the rhythm on offense.”

Kevarrius Hayes, Florida forward
On how they scouted Ohio State
“It was really emphasizing winning the battle on the inside. They have big postmen and we had to play to our best to fight down there and not give away any of the loose balls.”