Game Quotes

Nov. 13, 2006

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Head Coach Tom Crean
"This was a night where we were not playing very good yet and the team we were playing had a great game and shot very well. Joe is an excellent coach. They moved the ball around and had a game plan and followed it. We moved the ball a lot better than we had been. The key to any club is that you never know if your shot decision and making free throws are going with you to a game, but you always have to have a defensive and rebounding mindset, and that's what won us the game."

"Brandon Cotton is a great guard who started his career at Michigan State and I have been following him since he was a sophomore in high school. I think he is a pro guard who goes left very well. He pounds the ball, can penetrate and can shoot the three very well. Detroit is a very good team and they have a great coach. We have anticipated this match-up."

"You never know how many steps you need to take to be successful, but finding a way to win tonight with defensive rebounding was a step in the right direction."

Sophomore Jerel McNeal
"At the end of the day, it's a win. We had a rough night tonight offensively. We did a really good job on defense, especially at the end causing turnovers. Our team found out about character in this situations, it was good for us."

"We are not putting pressure on ourselves. We expect so much out of each other that we don't consider it pressure. Other people might think it is. It's not the reason our offense isn't clicking, it's just time. We are not going to let what everyone says and is thinking get into our locker room. We just need to continue to make adjustments and get better."

Sophomore Dominic James
"A win is a win. We will take it anyway we can get it. You can win in any fashion and that's what we did tonight."

"We don't give up when our back is against wall. We show that we are here to keep playing and we stay within ourselves and keep fighting. Our team showed a lot of character tonight to keep fighting until the end of the game and we got the win."




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