First year Head Coach Byron Samuels said that despite the loss, the support from hometown fans helped the team put up a strong effort.
“I thought it was an encouraging group of fans in the building tonight,” he said in a quote published by the Tallahassee Democrat. “I told the guys, ‘You just got to keep fighting. These people in these seats really want to support you. Just keep fighting so they’ll keep coming to see you play.’ I’m thankful for that.”