Memphis Postgame Quotes vs. UAB
Feb. 11, 2012
Memphis (18-7, 7-2 C-USA) 79, UAB (10-14, 5-6 C-USA) 45
Memphis Head Coach Josh Pastner
I am very proud of the guys. I thought that we had very good energy. I loved our approach. That was a big key, the approach. We had good approach, and since Christmas break, we have gotten better.
We have improved in a lot of areas, which allows you to have carry-over from the improvement. Carry over gives you confirmation once you get on the floor, that way you are getting the job done. Overall, we made a lot of improvements.
I thought that defensively we did a nice job. On the rebounds we did well and we held them to 34 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point.
We had a plus-13 rebound advantage and they had zero second chance points, which was positive.
I have the most respect in the world for Mike Davis, he is a dear friend. I think he does just such a great job with his program and team. They are very well coached, and we were very fortunate. We hit some shots and got going.
It is hard to play defense against a team like that, with what they run.
I have to give a great shout out to the crowd. This is the third-straight game where they just willed us to a victory. Yes, we made some shots, but their energy was fantastic.