From the postgame interviews from the Ill/UW game:
"Coach patted me on the butt, looked me in the eyes and told me that he needed me," [Washington player Mike] Jensen said. "Right there, I didn't care about anything else in the world..."
Obviously there's more to it than that, but talk about hilarity out of context. :)
Full story, in case anybody wants to read the whole bit: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/ncaatourney06/news/story?id=2374770&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab1pos 3