Not stopping there, he added this:
""If [Memphis] played in the ACC Conference, they'd have a losing record in the league," Vasquez said. "They'd probably win all of their games outside the league and have a losing record in the league. The ACC is too tough."
Things, however, did not go as Vasquez planned.Memphis "needs some competition," Vasquez said. "It's going to be a fight. I don't care who guards me. I'm going to go at him and at the whole team. I'm such a competitor. I don't care who's in front of me. I'm going to compete.
After the game, Vasquez's comments had a somewhat different tenor, but wasn't prepared to admit regret over his boisterous claims.
Personally, I hate it when athletes so readily provide bulletin board material, especially if I'm pulling for that particular team. It seems to be an immediate kiss of death and makes my stomach turn as mightily as it motivates the trash-talker's opponent.""Unbelievable," Vasquez said. "We were playing great defense all year, and today our defense wasn't there."He also said he didn't regret making that comment about Conference USA."They proved me wrong. That's what the sport is about," he said.
What do you think? Do you get nervous when your guys stick their chins out there to be smacked or do you think it fires their own team up just as much? Were you happy to see Vasquez get his comeuppance?