2007-08 Cincinnati Men's Basketball

Dec. 30, 2007

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Miami at Cincinnati

December 29, 2007

Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena



Charlie Coles, Head Coach

Opening Statement

"I'm going to give UC a lot of credit. I thought they would do this, and they did a good job. I think there were some things that we didn't do very well at all. I don't see how you can win a game the way we played. From the very beginning, we were not at all hungry, and we weren't as hungry as our opponent was."


On Jamual Warren

"Warren is a scrapper, and he keeps on playing. He doesn't give up, and those are the guys that you want to have. He hit those three's, and if I had talked to him after the game, I would have said "that was big time." Maybe he's misses next time, but those were good."



Tyler Dierkers, Jr., F

On UC's Defensive Attack

"We pretty much knew it was coming. All week in practice we had worked on their press. We'd been aggressive with it, and I think it really bothered us tonight. It seemed to break up our offense. We seemed to get the shot that we wanted to, but when they had us scrambling after pressuring us, it had us passive in our offense."





Mick Cronin, Head Coach

Opening Statement

"Obviously, a great game for us and a big win and over what we think is a very good Miami team. I was proud of the way our guys played. Miami makes it tough on us and they never quit. I thought our guys showed a lot of resolve to knock down a lot of big shots. Especially Jamual Warren who hit two big shots. It's tough to get the ball inside on them, and they force you to make big shots. We had a lot of big performances."


On Limiting Michael Bramos

"Marvin Gentry, Rashad Bishop, and Alvin Mitchell all did a great job on Michael Bramos. He's put up some big numbers on tremendous teams, and he made me nervous. Our guys were able to limit his attempts, and for us that was the key to the game."



Anthony McClain, Fr., C

On Difference With Tonight

"Mick got on me hard this week, and I responded. I practiced hard this week. I figured the more effort I gave, the more time I would play. Mick basically told me not to be a waste of talent."


Deonta Vaughn, So., G

On Getting Wins

"We feel real relieved. It all started with preparation. We knew we were capable of getting the win. After playing UAB, we got our jitters out of playing away games."


Jamual Warren, Sr., G

On Hitting Two Key Shots

"A couple of the guys were getting on me for not shooting because I've been working on my jump shot in practice. In practice they have been looking pretty good, but in games they haven't been falling. John Williamson told me to keep my head and shoot."


On Getting the Win

"After the loss at North Carolina State, I cried. I hate crying. I haven't had a win all year, and so this win was huge for me. I needed this, and we needed this win as a team. I tried to find something deep inside the guys to get something going heading into the next game."