Postgame Quotes


Dec. 21, 2011

Recap |  Final Stats

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About the tonight’s game and his team’s performance…

“This one of the hardest games you play because we feel and expect to win, plus our guys are ready for break.”

“We played good on offense, but I thought we were poor on defense. But it was a good way to jump into break and allows us a chance to exhale.”

“We were able to stretch our bench more than usual and got lots of time for all of our guys.”

On Dago Pena’s career performance (28 points) and what he brings to the court…

“It was nice to see Dago have a breakout game after he had struggled. He has been working hard and for him to hit shots, it does a lot for his confidence.”

“He was able to get great looks, both early in the zone defense and later on. He just was in the zone and his teammates did a good job of getting him the ball.”

“He is able to provide us with a great jolt and it showed when he hit a three pointer to end the first half. That is huge for us in terms of momentum plus it’s a dagger towards the other team.”

Concerning playing the third game in five days…

“I felt like we were a step slow, and I am unsure if it is fatigue or something else. We were mentally and physically drained from Monday’s game (87-86 win over Belmont) plus with the quick turnaround. “

On the progress on his team so far…

“We have improved to 9-2 by doing lots of good things. Our offense is evolving and we are starting to be consistent. We are doing good things in terms of rebounding.”