3.18: SMC/RIC Postgame- Omar Samhan with Greg Papa on Chronicle Live
I mean why not that's that's what I was you know asked people to -- I said before we're out on my own national champs -- people left us. Someone's gotta win it usually six to fourteen so why not us we work hard we. And -- hours we paid our dues so I think is very realistic. Now Omar Samad can talk to talk -- today he walked so Walsh 29. Points twelve rebounds nine points is not tell the story Saint Mary's was up. Big hallmark kept him in the game he got to the foul trouble that Mickey McConnell from. Brought a lot of call they made 53 pointers in nine attempts 23. And now they are under route to detect got. The Villanova Wildcats welcome back chronicle live. And about a traitor -- congress puppet dirty or San Francisco we take it via the chronicle live a -- -- -- to Providence, Rhode Island joined Omar Santa have from the wedding. -- locker room at the -- Dunkin' Donuts. Arena and Omar. I gotta ask you before they even tipped off today you were talking a little smack with some of the Richmond spiders. What did you say to them and out boy you got off to a great start today as for the -- first ten points. Bull when we got sick and today like before NCAA game they make you shake hands. With the other teams or you order position you know like object because skated before -- try and he liked. Most of what you you know. Throwing money -- there are solid that's possibly told us solid throw money in -- over the that it definitely. Because talking crazy -- very excited. To look at it in the you know that bureau until -- worked out reform. Every illustrated I'm usually you can talk bad I didn't get that blather but you play at such a veteran speed you just have such. A poised to your game and obviously you're one of those guys they can it. You know work yourself up and take on somebody from their team but it does not adversely affect your own -- and may even help you does it. It -- numbers used to those you know. Global that is in the another Bogut moment Arkansas and -- are talking -- can't get another game whereas I realize that you're not all of that got my game you know it helps. I Richmond got off to a quick start they made a couple of threes they jumped to right away night YouTube but they kept fade the ball -- you you're clever on the goal you scored Saint Mary's first ten points for awhile there. You virtually unstoppable -- seventeen points but then it. You picked up your third personal file with 641 to play in the first half what what do you think it at that point when -- ticket to the bench and you did not come back at all for the remainder of the first half Omar. What are your that the team and I got that Bert -- our our screen Oslo to stroke it lets calm on the comeback. Look at the party started Mickey looked over and Ricky Hatton just -- -- are new experimental. A lot of that a little. A little worried we're pretty confident my teammates and all stepped up grade and you know they may they may place. I would not doubt that we're you know really kept getting open and -- trying to get bypassed. Yeah and but there when you came back in his second have you shot your rhythm right away you wound up -- twelve points before you got your fourth foul. -- nine minutes to go and again I -- ask you about the finish -- largely won it with you on the bench in foul trouble but. That you did not back away there were times even offensively -- thought you may have been called for hawk got up. On a drop step move along the baseline you did not back off to do you play at all concerned that I can't get that number four file here. I really didn't you know I disputed. It. There's still a tournament -- Iguchi. We just gotta -- is all the way so once -- stupid but I knew that'd be brought back down at all they were gonna get up and we didn't. We -- look at a crucial point where we either make or they were gonna make -- -- -- -- -- the pedal to metal on opening call it it and when they do eventually called Al you know we had a comfortable lead and -- got extended it but -- -- I wouldn't try to go play scared nobody get the last. And I thought they were always there were obviously drive and actually try to get your foul trouble on the other hand you're able to stay out of it's only nine minutes to go in the game and you were up nine. At that point and I'm thinking up all. But Mickey made -- three and they did not bring you back Randy did not bring you back there again about three minutes to play in the game obviously you are the headliner on the Saint Mary's team but. The other guys just play so beautifully well together talk about your teammates and the way they've been able to come together even you know against Gonzaga in the WCC final even score a single point in the first half they were still played lights out. -- Peter -- you know that the star of the team is that team and it's just. Eleven guys -- played hard and play well together so you know like are marketed -- the won't let me go to -- -- in the world you know in casting at a Patti and I mean it wasn't like that you know leader of that -- what we do on this team -- that. They really wanted to read my lips so if you have already talked about it capital and other sports dollar okay good deflected it off the court we can we can really make a rundown. Yeah I ask their -- I'm shocked that you -- as good this year losing it Patty Mills and Daimon Simpson at. Are you surprised the way you -- your teammates came together and how you change this year you've always been an outgoing guy. But it seemed like with -- and -- at leaving you really take over and take on -- taken over the ownership of this basketball team. Law are stuck with -- -- what you're starting Saturday we have a chance that can come down to your leadership and a route to -- personal the united Morton dropped pointers or read other guys really -- -- -- leadership and didn't you know each other looking -- we needed. Kind of feel like you saw a lot come by Bob Marley not to back down on my -- I'll probably got a leadership trap or work out -- in the bill you know takes himself. I felt pretty good wouldn't it wouldn't be good Garland sure that I saw how hard they work and how much they believed in each other and not -- we would have a chance to do some special and and we are. Hey Omar you're waiting to come on the court today when Villanova was a battling Robert Morris into overtime and actually pushed back at the start of your game a little bit where were you -- in the locker room or even in the arena to watch Villanova play at all alive because you've got them coming up on Saturday. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Scored a similar position where they expect -- to win in the that's not always like no we that was about that began in all of our guys heard you know excited for the challenge. And another look pretty beatable today Scottie Reynolds is a good player but. This Villanova team look beatable so good luck to our hallmark thank you so much time and -- at the wildcats on Saturday. At.