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Baylor-Morgan State Postgame Quotes

Jan. 6, 2010

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Baylor (12-1) 84, Morgan State (8-7) 68
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - Attendance: 5,187


Head Coach Scott Drew
Opening Statement...

"I thought in the second half, leadership on the team really took over. I think Tweety (Carter) set the tempo defensively, pressuring their point guard up top. Second thing, we did not help as much on the drive. We stayed with No. 11 (Reggie) Holmes and tried to take away his threes and send him down low and let Ekpe (Udoh), Josh (Lomers) and Q (Quincy Acy) block a lot of shots. We just played a lot better in the second half. Hopefully we can carry that over and get ready for a whole other level, which is Big 12 conference play."

On Baylor's second half run...
"I think again it starts with these two up here, Ekpe and Tweety. They take serious pride in their defense and that translates over to the rest of the team. In the second half, especially when Tweety was hounding the point guard up top, I think that got us giddy, that got us excited and again we did a much better job on Holmes. We really made their shots tough."

On what he learned about his team in nonconference play...
"I think the first thing is we have great leadership. The second thing is we have very unselfish players that our very team oriented. As long as those two things continue I think the sky is the limit for the team."

On Ekpe Udoh's play...
"I think Ekpe gets a lot of recognition on the defensive end, but on the offensive he is so intelligent. He does a great job reversing the ball, making the easy pass and makes his teammates around him better."

Junior Forward Ekpe Udoh
On his triple-double being significant...

"It is good to get a triple-double, but I wouldn't have been able to get it without my teammates."

On his rebounding...
"I know when I come into the game for our team to be successful, I have to be a good rebounder and I take that role full on. I know coming in every day I am going to get rebounds. I don't care who is on the other end. For us to win I know I have to get rebounds."

Senior Guard Tweety Carter
On the second half run...

"We are at our best when we are getting stops and I think coming into the second half we started off doing that. With those guys running the floor, it is easy for me to just pile up assists. It starts defensively, so when we are playing good defense our offense picks up."

On Ekpe Udoh's triple-double...
"To have him out there knowing he wants to do those types of things, to have him on my side is big. We love him. He loves us. As long as we keep playing, he is going to continue to get stats like this, because that is the type of player he is. He wants to be the best player on the floor no matter what, even in practice. Anytime you got a player like that, he is going to succeed."


Head Coach Todd Bozeman
On the game...

"Baylor is a good team and a good program. Their frontline is huge. It is like an NBA frontline. (Ekpe Udoh) will be (playing in the NBA) at some point, he is an outstanding player. He is very dominant and made his presence felt. The guards are very active so it was no surprise that (Carter and Dunn) had 16 points. The Big 12 is probably one of the top two leagues in the country right now and Baylor will get their share of wins."

On Baylor's second-half adjustments...
"They are just so big. They started extending the defense and put longer guys on the side and shut down (Reggie Holmes) offensive looks. Rebounding is what really hurts you because (Baylor) hits the glass hard. Those guys just go to the glass and we've never been outrebounded like that. I thought the rebounding and the transition defense really hurt us. They have a good team. I am surprised they are not ranked at 12-1; you would think they would be ranked by now."



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