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Pitt Basketball: Pitt Vs. Butler Final Wrap-up

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The starters heading off the court (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
The starters heading off the court (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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This is likely going to be the last post on this game. The recap from Saturday was about as much of a game breakdown as there's going to be.

Still, I wanted to get some of these quotes out there as I thought they were pretty interesting...

Nas took the blame like a man - clearly he isn't the only one responsible, but he took the loss and put it on himself:

"I take the blame, man. I take the blame for the loss," Robinson said, referring to the pivotal play in Butler's 71-70 victory over the top-seeded Panthers on Saturday night.

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"I've been playing basketball my whole life and I know I shouldn't have done that. It was a stupid play," Robinson said. "It wasn't the ref's fault. It was my fault."

Robinson tried to answer another question, but got choked up and just shook his head side to side before putting a towel over his head.

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"It was the dumbest mistake of my life," he acknowledged.

Also, Butler coach Brad Stevens went way up in my book for calling it like it is:

"We're not better than Old Dominion. We're not better than Pittsburgh," Butler coach Brad Stevens said. "We just had the ball last."

Gilbert Brown took some blame, too and refused to put it on Nas:

"Everything could have been avoided if I make a free throw and Nasir doesn't foul," he said.

Robinson will probably never remember he scored 16 points on 7-for-9 shooting. He blamed himself for the loss, but his teammates did not.

"It's not he did it intentionally or anything," Brown said. "He's a hard worker. He's a hustler. He was just trying to make a play out there, trying to help the team win."