Feb. 20, 2013
Box Score |
Memphis (23-3, C-USA 12-0) 81, Houston (15 -10, C-USA 4-8) 74
FedExForum (Memphis, Tenn.)
Memphis Head Coach Josh Pastner
It's not easy to get 17 (wins) in a row. They've got some good players on that squad. We didn't play as well as I would have liked but we found a way to win. It was a sloppy game and I give full credit to Houston. Adonis (Thomas) came through for us and had another big game. Tarik Black opened up for us with some great moves in the middle. We didn't shoot the three well and we didn't do a good job defensively.
On turnovers late in the game
We were up 65-50 and we tried to make a home run play. They went on a 9-0 run and that was a momentum shift. That's not valuing the possession. We have to take care of the ball.
On Chris Crawford nearing a triple-double
I didn't know Chris was that close to a triple-double. If I had known that, I would have told Adonis to score it in the end of the game. The game was in our hands so I was proud of Adonis for doing the right thing.