Postgame Quotes

Jan. 15, 2008

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Cincinnati at Notre Dame

January 15, 2007

South Bend, Ind. - Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center



Mick Cronin, Head Coach

On guarding Notre Dame's Luke Harangody

"We limited his touches in the first half, and when he did get touches we had our game plan to keep guys around him. You have to give Mike Brey a lot of credit for his adjustments in the locker room. They did a good job of spreading out and making it tougher to double him in the second half. All of our guys guarding him are first year players and I think their inexperience showed."




"We let him catch it in his comfort zone and it put too much pressure on us defensively. We worked to keep it out of there in the first half, second half we let them throw it in."


On the loss...

"In my opinion, we lost the game in the first half. We should have been up by fifteen or twenty in the first half. We missed some wide-open shots, lay ups. We had every opportunity to have a double-digit lead. Notre Dame is a great team at home. They aren't going to play that way forever. They are a juggernaut at home and we didn't have a big enough of a lead."


Kenny Belton, Fr., G

On Cincinnati's game strategy

"I just wanted to get in there and help us get a win. Our main focus was to get a win. I didn't care what it took as long as I could get in there and contribute.


On his playing time

"I'm starting to feel a little bit more comfortable playing. I'm hoping that the comfort will begin to add up game by game so that I can help my team in big games."


On Notre Dame's Luke Harangody

"He was the main factor in their win. You can't say too much else about it.


Adam Hrycaniuk, Sr., C

On Notre Dame's Luke Harangody

"It was tough to stop him. He was making his shots. We didn't execute our defensive plays. We didn't trap well enough."


On Cincinnati's second half

"We didn't concentrate well enough and didn't play defense as well as we did in the first half. They out-rebounded us."