" This is an exciting time of year ... We are coming off the Big 12 Championships with 24 qualifiers for these first rounds of the NCAA Championships. We have had two weeks to prepare, and I feel we are more ready now than we have been at any point of the season. "
" Abdel is a proven scorer who has the experience to help us on both ends of the court ... Having a wing who can score and defend is very valuable to a team, especially in the Big 12. We feel Abdel can fit in right away and help us. We are extremely happy to have him join our team. "