MEMPHIS POSTGAME QUOTES
Nov. 12, 2012
Memphis Head Coach Josh Pastner
I know there were some things you like and some things you didn't like. You gave up 11 3's but most of those were after you opened up a 32 point lead...
"In the last 15 minutes, we played sloppy and lackadaisical which is not acceptable. That's just something that we have to be better about. We have to be able to put teams away. I understand there are leads and I'm subbing, I'm trying to get some guys in, and I told guys, "When I put you in you have to be ready. You can't be an energy taker, you better be an energy giver. You have to be an energy giver when I put you in." But over all I was proud of some things. We out rebounded them 47-31 and we had 20 offensive boards. You know in the second half around the nine minute mark I subbed Adonis(Thomas) to ice his hamstring down cause as I told you earlier today in our pregame Adonis hurt himself taking shoot-arounds, so we didn't know if he was going to play. I also didn't know if Ferrakohn (Hall) was going to play because of food poisoning so we weren't sure if either of those guys were going to play."
"Having 47 boards is a big thing, and we also had 16 assists on 29 made field goals. We didn't shoot the three very well. But there were some good things we had in this game and there are some things we have to continue to get better at. Bottom line is, it's always good to get a win. I do not take wins for granted, I enjoy every win. There is so much emotion built up for me going into the games and then to get a win, it's like winning 90 million dollars on a lottery ticket today. That is what every win is like because it is such a relief."
North Florida Head Coach Matthew Driscoll
To me Shaq Goodwin just changed the game, completely changed the game. I thought he dove for two big loose balls, and they got two threes off of them if I'm not mistaken, at least got two buckets off of them, whatever it was. I thought he completely changed the game because he showed his teammates that we got to pick it up, and we got to go to another level. I didn't think we responded well.
Obviously, the second half we came out, fought hard, and you know outscored them did all that kind of good stuff. But the game was lost at that particular point, at 20-17 when we had an opportunity to continually play the way we were playing, and stay in the game and do what we do. I have to go back and look at the tape, and we don't have much time. We have a seven o'clock flight tomorrow morning, and then we fly to Georgia Tech. We practice and play Savannah State on Wednesday night, so it isn't like we have a lot of time to change things around.
We don't panic. We've never panicked. I'm not a panic guy. We just have to play better, and we have to respond especially on the road, and we've played in these in environments before. This is the 20th game we've played like this, so it isn't like this is a new environment for our guys. We just have to go back and watch the tape and go from there."
On Parker Smith starting hot, Jerron Granberry struggling and the team continuing to fight
On the bench effort