Xavier coach Chris Mack credited Concord's Ish Smith (above right), a Wake Forest senior and a player he recruited for the Musketeers, with a key role in Sunday's double-overtime victory by the Deacons in this story in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Mack commended his players for their effort and said the game could have gone either way. The difference, he said, was Smith.
The senior point guard surpassed the 500 career assists mark in the game and finished with a team-high 28 points on 10-of 14 shooting.
“I tried to recruit him to Xavier because Wake Forest was waffling for a long time. Coach Prosser got me and decided to take him at the end,” Mack said.
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