“The wow factor for me was this was our third-place game in Atlantic City and it’s the national title game. I don’t know what that says. It wasn’t a good moment for Yale or Quinnipiac to not be in our championship, but I think that speaks volumes to where our programs are currently.
“For me, it isn’t validation or anything, it’s a testament to what people in this league know — these programs are capable of getting to this level, competing at this level. For them to be playing for the national title, it’s a little surreal.’’
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