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Baylor, Morgan State Postgame Quotes

Jan. 4, 2011

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RV/23 BAYLOR 89, MORGAN STATE 72 - Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
Tuesday, January 4, 2010 - Attendance: 5,277


Head Coach Scott Drew
Opening Statement:
"I think LaceDarius Dunn is the one that people will be talking about tomorrow and I think he deserves a lot of credit for a great game. At the same time, I think the best thing, being a senior, is that he realizes that his teammates really did a good job of getting him open, looking for him and putting him in the right position. Anytime you finish with 43 points and set a school record in (three-pointers), that is a pretty good night. I do not know if he and Jackson had a deal for a minute there, both of them traded three’s. I am happy about the win and now ready for Big 12 play and to focus on areas we need to get better there.”

On LaceDarius Dunn:
“You look at us shooting 18 (three-pointers) and he shot them all. Again, we did a good job of getting him the ball and finding him. The best thing about a zone is that it is hard for people to really match up with him as well. Since we are facing a lot of zone, he is having a lot of opportunities to get some looks and it was just a matter of time before he had breakout games like this. He was shooting great for a while, but that is the thing about the long ball, you are not going to make it every game and that is why it is so important to offensive rebound. I thought Quincy and Perry and the guys did a good job getting second-chance points.”

On Perry Jones III:
“The first thing Perry did was he stayed out of foul trouble, so he did a great job staying out of foul trouble and was much more aggressive on the offensive end. The guys did a good job getting him the ball and it was good to see him in that situation.”

Freshman Forward Perry Jones III
On his performance against Morgan State:
“Last game was a bad game with foul trouble. I had to step up for my team. I told them before the game that last game was my bad one and I am going to step up this game and do what I needed to do.”

On LaceDarius Dunn:
"He does it in practice all the time. He might have 72 in practice, you never know. We are so used to him hitting like that, he is just putting on a show for everybody else. We know that when he is hot to keep getting him the ball and he will keep making them over and over.”

Senior Guard LaceDarius Dunn
On a career high 43 points:
"I think I was due for one of those. I think I have shot bad enough, I have played bad enough and it was time for me to turn another notch. Tonight I think I came out with an all-out attack from the tip. I said to myself I am going to attack from the tip and throughout the whole 40 minutes and that is what I did. I have to give credit to my teammates. They did a great job of finding me. When they got in trouble, they found me.”

On having confidence for Big 12 play:
"I think it gave me a little more confidence. Like I said, I just came and I just played. It was nothing special I was trying to do or change my game and do different things. I was just trying to stay within my game and like I said, taking the shot that was there and in attack mode from the jump ball. That is what I have to do more of during the Big 12 Conference.”


Head Coach Todd Bozeman
Opening Statement:
“I knew, when I saw the box score from the last game (Texas Southern), I knew we were in trouble because Dunn didn’t shoot the ball particularly well and Perry Jones didn’t score. So I knew we were in trouble because often times when good players don’t show well they work harder and come back even more determined the next game. We happened to be the recipient of that. So he obviously shot the lights out; he can really shoot the ball. A couple threes we gave him, but a couple he definitely earned. He is a big-time player, big-time scorer and he was consistent with that. Perry Jones is a talent and he showed that. I thought that if we made our free throws and didn’t turn the ball over so much it could have been a different ball game.”

On the competition between Dunn and DeWayne Jackson:
“DeWayne is young so we are trying to teach him how to be more consistent and how to play an all-around game. So that’s what we will keep working towards.”

On guarding LaceDarius Dunn:
“We went box-and-one and they just went to Perry on the post. We don’t typically run that defense but they run a lot of things for him. When you run a lot of things for a guy it makes it really tough. And they are used to , obviously, seeing zones because they run things for him in a zone. So for him to get 22 shots, they are obviously looking to get him the ball. And when you are a big-time ball player you are going to step up and carry your team. He had a memorable night, I am just sad I had to be a part of it.”



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