Game Quotes

Feb. 7, 2007

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Assistant Coach Bennie Seltzer

"This was the ideal game tonight. It was a total team effort and it was very businesslike."

"Defending and rebounding are two main keys we stress every day in practice, and our guys are doing a good job of executing that."

"Tough rebounding and tough defense is something we emphasize and are achieving."

Wesley Matthews
"We know that it is necessary to out rebound teams because it really kills a teams moral, especially when the team is on defense for a while. We had to get the second chance at points and that is what we were doing tonight."

On Dominic James...
"He is still finding ways to help this team win. He had seven assists and zero turnovers. He is letting the game come to him and always finding a way to contribute."

"We can keep getting better and will keep doing that. Right now, we are playing good basketball, but not playing our best."

"Confidence and maturity have been the difference this season. We are growing up and are confident. We are executing the game plan and playing hard, playing our style, and that has been good enough so far."

Jerel McNeal
On rebounding...
"It is one of those things we focus on day in and day out in practice. If we beat teams on the offensive glass it gives us momentum to do the same thing on the defensive end."

"The guys are having a lot of pride on boxing out and crashing to get a lot of second chance points."

"This team has grown so much since the beginning of the season and now we are able to do so many other things. We have been taking it one game at a time and really focusing on each opponent and what they want to do when we play."

Head Coach Fred Hill
"Two things that you want to try and do is slow them down in transition and rebound on the defensive end. They got us in transition and got us on the offensive glass a little bit. The tempo was to our liking, but we didn't score like we wanted."

"I think Marquette is a solid, well-coached, good team. I thought that we really controlled the tempo and did the things we needed to do to be in position to steal the game."




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