2008-09 Cincinnati Men's Basketball|
Jan. 4, 2009
Cincinnati at No. rv/25 Marquette
Jan. 4, 2009 – Bradley Center – Milwaukee, Wis.
Cincinnati Head Coach
“They shot the lights out today, I don’t know if anybody in the country was going to beat them. I’ve got a very young team, a very young basketball club. We have a tendency to stare at each other, hang our head and get shocked when things don’t go well for us. We didn’t respond. We lack a little leadership right now and our inexperience is glaring. The snowball started downhill and we weren’t able to stop it. I give Marquette credit for the way they played.
“(Marquette) came out and played great defense. They made sure that I didn’t get started, which would have helped us out even more. I tried to keep the team in the game. I tried to not force things and limit my turnovers; I probably had like one or two turnovers tonight.”
Marquette Head Coach
“It’s the first time that our seniors have started the league 2-0. It’s really important to them. I thought we started kind of slow the first six or eight possessions. And I thought that when you start making shots at the clip that we were making them, it makes everything seem better. We had eight offensive rebounds in the first half and during the game they had rebounded 41 percent of their missed field goal attempts, which is the highest number I have ever seen for any team that I have ever studied. In the second half they got one offensive rebound in the first 13 minutes and 43 seconds. When I took the core guys out, they got six more. I thought that the difference in the game was not letting them getting second shot opportunities in the second half. I think that when you make shots like we did, that trends towards everything looking better and your negative things not being revealed quite as much.”