Nov. 30, 2011
Ohio 70 (4-1), Marshall 68 (5-1)
Marshall head coach Tom Herrion
About tonight's game and what you saw on the court...
"I am obviously not happy and very disappointed with our effort. Ohio was the aggressor for most of the game and you have to give them credit. We are not about being spectators in the game. When the other team shots 50% and you only out-rebound a team by 1 it basically sums up the game. We did not get the job done."
On the free throw struggles by the Herd (21-38. 55%)...
"We got their (to the free throw line) 38 times, which is a great number and drove with a purpose and were aggressive. We (as a coaching staff) have been preaching about getting to the line more, getting more repetitions and we did that but did not convert which is not good."
On how Ohio jumped out to their early lead kept it up (biggest lead of 14 in second half)....
"Once again lack of participation...horrible job on handling the top ball screen, poor job on defense. We were just not ready to go...we did not have a good day of practice Tuesday. We (as a staff) did not have our team prepared and that is my fault."
About what needs to be done next before going to Syracuse (Tuesday, December 6th) ...
"We need to get ourselves ready and not worry about anybody else. We have to get better and it doesn't matter if Syracuse or West Virginia Tech is our next opponent."
"We need to be who we are and get back to whom we are. We are not a "silk-suit" team."
What changed during the last five or six minutes when you made a late charge?
"We finally turned it on and participated in the game. We were spectating during the first 35-36 minutes of the game. But it was too little, too late and we didn't get the job done."
"We also attacked in the second half by getting to the post and getting some dunks."
Concerning the final play of the game...
"We got it to the guy we want to get it to (Kane), and he drove (the ball) like we wanted to but it just didn't go down."