Feb. 25, 2012
Final Stats |
Marshall Head Coach Tom Herrion
"Obviously a disappointing performance by us in a lot of areas. Our defense was non-existent. We offered zero to little resistance and I'm really disappointed with that. Obviously I didn't do a good enough job getting our kids ready to play and I'll take the blame for that. Give Memphis a lot of credit - they're talented - but we contributed mightily to their performance today."
Missed Dunks and Opportunities
"I think we were down five and missed one dunk that could have cut it to three - that's probably a time-out situation for them."
"We were playing uphill for so long and you have to start playing perfect, and obviously we couldn't do that."
Team Losing Composure
"I'm disappointed in that. We unraveled. Especially some of our older guys who are better leaders than that. The two technicals called when they were frustrated - those are the ones I'm most disappointed about."
"Damier and DeAndre can't get those technicals late. That's not characteristic of who we want to be and how we want to represent our program. It will be addressed. I can assure you of that."
DeAndre Kane's Play
"I'm not in a position to evaluate any one guy's game at this point. I'm just so disappointed in us collectively defensively. We were horrible...horrible. You name a way to score and they scored it today with very little resistance. It's alarming, concerning and disappointing."
How to Put This Game Behind You and Look Ahead
"You have to have short-term memory at this time of the year. We have to regroup. We have two big games remaining. We go to Greenville, N.C. and it will be a tough game down there and a tough place to play. Then we have to finish up next Saturday against Southern Miss. We're looking to continue to jockey for positioning in the conference. It's going to get twisted and turned as I say all the time. We have a lot of basketball left and we have to regroup and start playing better again. We play like that defensively again and we are not going to have many good moments for the rest of the season. That was as bad a defensive performance maybe since I've been here. Give Memphis some credit, they are very talented."
What Do You Need To Do Now To Get to the NCAA Tournament- Do You Think You Need to Win C-USA?
"That's a short-fire way of getting there, so I say ya let's go win it. But who knows, I don't follow it close enough to be honest with you. We have blinders on right now and we are in a one game mode."