How much did the Big 12 prepare you for NCAA Tournament play?
Neal: “There’s a wide variety of teams in the Big 12. You’ve got your big teams, you got KU and Texas. You got other teams that can spread you out, like Iowa State. We were tested well and we’ll be ready for North Dakota State and any team beyond that, hoping we get through them.”
Will the 2013 NCAA Tournament experience help this team?
Neal: “Just as far as the travel and the media and everything that comes with it, you kind of know what to expect. We’ll have a shootaround, just like we did in Kansas City. Then it’s just another game. Like I said, we gotta use these three days, two here, one day in Spokane, to get better in practice.”