Cincinnati-Connecticut Postgame Quotes|
Jan. 18, 2012
Cincinnati at No. 13/11 Connecticut
On game winning shot by Sean Kilpatrick
"Congratulations to Cincinnati. They certainly deserved to win the basketball game. Mentally, they were the tougher team, and physically. But more mentally.
"I thought we would have a great advantage inside. It didn't look like that worked out very well, because we were jumping and throwing one-foot passes inside....We just didn't get anything inside done. And that's very disappointing.
"I just had a little talk with Kemba about a couple of players that he played with and he said "it doesn't look like them." And that's exactly how I feel, too. It doesn't look like them.
"When you get down 10, there's a reason for it. It's because we gambled.
"We gave up 11 three point shots...The one at the end happens. That happens in basketball. I'm not worried about that. I'm much more concerned with the two that we gave up when it had gone to a two or three point lead, and then we started gambling again. The same thing that got us in trouble before.
"We weren't very mentally tough today, and they were. And that's a credit to Mick and his team. When it came down to it, they were tougher than we were.
"We had a run in us. We were at home, we should have a run. The crowd jumped into it - they were begging the whole game for us to have a run, and we never really did early.
"I couldn't be more disappointed in some of the guys on our team."