Cincinnati vs. Kennesaw State - Postgame Quotes

Nov. 29, 2013

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Cincinnati vs. Kennesaw State
November 29, 2013
Fifth Third Arena
Postgame Quotes

Kennesaw State head coach Lewis Preston

On what the key was to the game:
"Twenty turnovers. We let the pressure get to us a little bit. A couple of guys made some shots that normally don't make shots, but that kind of happens when you get into a rhythm in what they were doing to us defensively. The last 10 minutes of the first half and the first four minutes of the second half kind of seperated us. Outside of those 14 minutes, I thought we played evenly with tem."

On how UC was able to pull away after the nice start they had to the game:
"Some of it is their experience versus our lack of experience. Some of it was their maturity versus our lack of maturity. They were just putting their heads down and driving to the basket, while we were settling for contested jump shots. We were able to get to the line once we were able to change the floor and get ball reverseal. We were able to get the ball inside, but then we went away from that for a little bit. Good veteran teams expose you and take advantage of that."

On UC's defense:
"It has its moments. I think against other veteran groups they will figure out different ways to get the ball into the right place at the right time. With their length, depth, and the variety of guys they can put at the top of that press, I think it can be something that can be very beneficial for the rest of their non-conference and conference season."

On some of the positives he can take from this game:
"I thought the guys went into the last five minutes full. They took the identity of what I believe in. I don't care what the score is, I want you to go play hard and play to the best of your ability. Stop feeling sorry for yourself because nobody is going to feel sorry for you. We will build on that for preparation for Sunday."