Memphis Postgame Quotes vs CBU
Nov. 8, 2013
On the team's pressure defense:
On the performance of the team's post players.
On what the team can improve on:
On substituting five players at a time at different points in the game:
On the play of freshman forward Dominic Woodson:
Question: Can you please give me a game overview?
"They (Memphis) did a good job with their pressure, but we had some sloppy turnovers lead to a lot of layups and easy points. We missed a lot of layups and easy baskets. We battled back and then we had a stretch when the rebounding got us. They got two or three offensive boards where they were able to put back, this pushed us back to the double digit mark by halftime.
"We did other things. If we are going to stay in a game like this we have to make shots. In that early sequence when we got down double digits we had some open looks and the ball didn't fall. They just didn't go.
"It was really hard loosing Trey Casey. He is one of our best players, MVP of the Gulf South Tournament and only played four minutes. That was a blow. He played four minutes. We taped him up put him and back in and he hit a three-pointer on a bad leg. He was trying to go back in but couldn't due to the injury. That injury also messed up our rotation. Initially loosing Trey Casey , Drew Hildreth , he was our best player tonight, but normally he is the one giving all of the guards like Cory Mcarthy a break. He normally only plays in two minute segments and tonight he played for ten. With as much pressure as we were getting I could not take Cory Mcarthy or Drew Hildreth out. If I would have had Trey Casey, I would have been able to give each of those guards the appropriate rest.
"Then we come out starting the second have pretty good. At the under 12 minute, I think we were down by 12 or 13, but during that sequence is when CD (Sidy Sall), gets a technical. And now my five-man is out of the game. He now has four fouls and he is the only big guy I have with any experience and now I have lost him. He was running away from the guy and should have had his hands up, but he got the foul called as he is backing up. So now we have lost Trey Casey, Drew Hildreth and CD (Sidy Sall).
"We need everything to go right to stay close and just about everything didn't. We are missing shots and people are getting hurt and turning the ball over when we shouldn't. So anything that could go wrong did."