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2016 NCAA Tournament: Syracuse vs. Virginia Elite 8 Press Conference Quotes

A sampling of both teams' responses to media.

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Both the Syracuse Orange and Virginia Cavaliers chatted with attending media in Chicago yesterday, to discuss the road to the Elite 8, the game, and of course, the ACC-ness of how this has all shaken out.

We've pulled out the top quotes below, which were all captured by's basketball Twitter feed.

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim's not always seen as one for praise, yet had plenty of it to give on Saturday:

While he appreciated the kind words from Boeheim, Virginia coach Tony Bennett had his own take on the compliments:

If you've ever wondered why Malachi Richardson can take some poor shots at times, well... no one's going to be stopping him:

Michael Gbinije also offered up what he felt was Virginia's biggest strength, based on his previous games against the Hoos:

Boeheim also couldn't help but use the platform to talk about his likes/dislikes:

Given his quality play through three games in this NCAA Tournament, Tyler Roberson -- and Boeheim's comments from a month back -- have resurfaced. It hasn't fazed the player, however.

And that's all anyone would expect from him or this team, given the run they've been on. Boeheim actually talks a little about winning this game and what it means:

He also brings up his ill-fated Chicago Bulls tryout from many years ago.

Virginia's Tony Bennett expanded further on Syracuse's 2-3 zone during his time at the mic, diving into what makes it tick and how to play against it:

He's also isolated SU's guards as a major concern for UVa's defense:

He also had more to say on the strength of the ACC (rightfully so):

Oh, and Virginia's Anthony Gill is getting married soon. Mazel tov!