Thursday, March 04, 1999

Lumpkin vows to make new start




BY MICHAEL PERRY
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        PHILADELPHIA - Gary Lumpkin's brother Ken called Tuesday to let the Xavier senior know what people were saying about him on the Internet. And it wasn't all flattering.

        “They want me to know what's being said, not to put pressure on me, but so I'll relax and play and realize every possession that I'm out there and every minute some people are probably doubting me and saying I've fallen off as a player,” Lumpkin said.

        “My confidence is there. I feel like I'm going to come out here and have a great (Atlantic 10) tournament.”

        After Lumpkin went scoreless against George Washington last Saturday, Prosser told his four-year starter that he believes in him.

        Prosser also has told the Musketeers that all statistics go back to zero for all players as the postseason begins.

        “I don't want to let anybody down,” Lumpkin said. “I don't think I've been more motivated for any type of tournament ever, especially (when) I had a pretty lousy senior year to this point, I think.”

       



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