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NCAA tournament towels hanging on the bench for the players' use during their practice in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday, March 16. Photo credit: Leann Endsley

APSU players ready from the bench to the starters

While APSU has players like Chris Horton, Khalil Davis, Josh Robinson and Jared Savage, the Govs have a full roster ready to play and ready to win.

Freshman guard Zach Glotta said being in the tournament is a dream come true. Aside from winning, Glotta said he wants APSU to make history by becoming the first No. 16 seed to win a March Madness game and beat a No. 1 seed.

“I just want to see history made and be a part of it,” Glotta said.

After winning the Tennessee State game, Glotta said he knew APSU was going to win it all.

“I’m just happy to be here,” junior Terrell Thompson said.

Thompson said APSU is confident for the game and they have nothing to lose, but Kansas has everything to lose. He said wants the team to play hard, make it a game, and not let Kansas blow them out.

“I thought we could win every game,” freshman guard Steve Harris said. “I think everyone else didn’t expect it, and we felt like we could do it.”

Aside from tomorrow’s game, Harris has his mind on the rest of his APSU career.

“We can establish a winning standard,” Harris said. “We can keep this going for a while.”

Harris said he sees APSU basketball back in the same locker room two years from now and that the team has no reason not to at least be in the OVC Championship for the rest of his career at APSU.

Junior guard John Murry said it doesn’t seem real, but the team is doing whatever it takes to get the win.

“We’re bringing toughness and discipline to the game,” Murry said. “If we remain disciplined, I think we can win,”

Junior forward Assane Diop said the team is ready to play and the Govs are not just in Iowa to have a good time.

“We’re still hungry, and we still want to win,” Diop said.

Every player on the team is locked, loaded and ready to go in the big game vs. No. 1 seed Kansas. The OVC Championship is not enough for APSU. They want to make big history, not just OVC history.

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