2007-08 University of Cincinnati Men's Basketball|
Nov. 10, 2007
Western Carolina Head Coach Larry Hunter
Opening Statement: "I think if you like defense and good competitiveness that was one of those ball games. We got better from Game No. 1 and most teams do. Both of our teams are fairly the young, but good execution for early in the year."
Making Big Plays: "I thought
Meaning of this Game: "This one hurts really badly right now. I kind of wanted to come back and show everybody that there is life outside of basketball when Huggins left. You have to give
Taking 25 Shots: "A lot of my teammates look for me on the offensive end, and this time it was by design. When you have to ball, put it up, and it is our best chance to score."
On Taking Last Shot: "Usually in the last seconds of the game, coach tries to tell us to spread out. He lets Deonta work his magic. He made a good pass and I finished it."
Getting First Win: "It means a lot to the team because we were kind of down yesterday after losing the season opener. Coach told us not to hang our heads and bounce back to get a win. It gives the freshmen a chance to feel the environment, and get a feel of the type close games we can experience. There are going to be close games and maybe some blowouts."
On Settling Down: "Coach wanted us to be aggressive, get to the rack, and stop taking three's. He wanted us to be aggressive on defense."
On Playing A Lot: "I just have to keep growing as a player, make smart plays, and not force plays. It lets me know coach trusts me, and it gave me a lot of confidence."
Opening Statement: "It's good to get a win, and I thought
Leadership: "I was happy with Marvin knocking down open shots, and they were sagging in the paint late. We went inside enough that we were able to take open shots. Young teams don't understand that you have to show patience on offense, and we have a lot of young guys. We have new plays because we have bigger guys, and roles for the guys are being redefined. I had a lot of confidence in Deonta on the final play."
On Player Rotation: "Once guys get comfortable and get in a groove, and it's hard to put other guys in the game. I put in the guys that were playing the best, and I thought Rashad really stepped up. We're going to have to continue to have freshmen step up for us. You have to give him a lot of credit for his performance in the second half."