Apparently the feud between Bo Ryan and Thad Matta lives on. Just a few weeks ago, Bo Ryan skipped out on post-game presser after the loss at Value City Arena, then did an impromptu Q&A outside the locker room. This weekend, Thad of course showed enough class to meet his media obligations. That's where this gets interesting.
Matta: "It’s funny because I felt like we had two great days of practice in Columbus. We were specific with what we were going to do. I knew we were in for a battle. This was a flip of two years ago at our place. I’m sitting over there like ‘my gosh, I’ve seen this before but on the other side of it.’" (This is not the first time Thad has referenced practices after a big win or loss)
Bo Ryan: "But I found out a long time ago that the types of practices you have before games are overrated. When people say ‘oh man, we had a great practice, I knew we were going to play well and we did’, I learned a long time ago, coaching in high school, never to say that because I thought we had some of our worst practices and played really well in the game and just the opposite. So as a young head coach in the 70s in high school, I learned never to say that.”