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Postgame Quotes

Jan. 5, 2012

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Opening remarks about tonight’s game…

“We have good players and good kids. They responded well and I’m proud of them.”

“Our ball movement was great and rebounding was great. If you can out-rebound a team by plus 19 in a conference game, it’s outstanding.”

“I like my group so much-I love them. We have really good kids.”

On the aftermath of Sunday’s loss to Akron…

“The leadership of our guys on Monday and Tuesday, especially the older guys were pivotal.”

“I was convinced after I left practice Monday, we would be fine.”

“We’ve gotten better the last couple days following a hiccup.”

About the performance of the squad during the game…

“I thought we were pretty good, expect for a portion of the first half when they made a run. We got some time to get it fixed, things began to change. We didn’t wilt after their run.”

“Our execution and ball movement was so good.”

“Our kids really responded well. Our staff was great and we had all hands on deck.”

“Our defense was tremendous. We really wore them down physically.”

On the contributions of the bench…

“Jamir Hanner and Nigel Spikes gave us great play off the bench and good energy.”

“Hanner is such an energy guy, a good player that is playing in a loaded front court. He is a really good rebounder and he wants to be really good.”

“Nigel played really well.”

On defeating UTEP for the first time as a member of Conference USA…

“I am really happy for our seniors for beating them for the first time. It’s good to be 1-0 in Conference USA.”

A message to the fans…

“To our great fan base, don’t give up on us baby.”