Game Quotes

Dec. 5, 2006

Box Score |  Notes


Head Coach Tom Crean
"Delaware State always possesses a great challenge whenever it plays. They are disciplined and organized. They have played some outstanding games and this was a good one. We got many good things out of this game. Our guys did an excellent job and won the hustle game. It was a good, solid win."

On Dan Fitzgerald
"Dan is growing into his role on this team. The key for him is to be successful on defense and to get rebounds. He can certainly shoot the ball. He has been very consistent for us year."

On Saturday's Wisconsin Game
"I think it is always a big game. The rivalry transcends coaches and players. We have played against many good teams and have had close battles. We expect this to be a good game and it should be exciting for everyone."

"This is one of those rivalries, there is no way to downplay it. It is a big deal. It's Marquette and Wisconsin. It's not just another game; it's a big one. We have played in a lot of big games, which is great preparation going into a contest like this."

"Wisconsin has an outstanding team. Knowing their program over the years, they are not going to beat themselves. They put people on the court who can make plays and make plays for others."

Jerel McNeal
"Making shots started us off early on. They came out in a zone and we did a good job penetrating, moving ball around and making shots. Penetrating opened everything else up."

"We can't really look ahead or underestimate an opponent. We have to take it one game at a time and the whole focus tonight was on Delaware State. Now tomorrow, our focus will be on Wisconsin."

Wesley Matthews
"Defense is what we want to hang our hats on and rebounds. When you have a rough stretch on offense, you want to rely on defense. It gets you buckets."




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