Jan. 12, 2010
COLORADO (10-6, 1-1) 78, #22/24 BAYLOR (13-2, 1-1) 71
COORS EVENTS CENTER BOULDER, COLO.
JAN. 12, 2010 ATTENDANCE: 6,957
Baylor Head Coach Scott Drew
On second half play...
"It started on the defensive end. One thing we have to do is credit Colorado because at the end of the day they are the ones that made the shots. When you shot 62% from the field and then 57% you will be tough to beat. We gave up 51 in the second half. This Colorado team, we held them to 50% and they shot 54% at Texas, so this is a good team. I think the big thing here is that you look at it and the Big 12 is 1-14 now; it's tough to win on the road. I think this was Colorado's largest crowd and they did a great job, it was much different than previous years playing up here. There is a reason they are undefeated at home so I have to give them a lot of credit.
On learning from mistakes...
"As for us, I think this game can be a great learning tool. This was the first time we have had a close road game and there are a lot of things we can go forward with and improve upon. We can use this game the rest of the season and looking back this can be a great game for us. Hopefully we will be able to take advantage of some of those things and get better. With that being said I know we outrebounded them 38-25 but normally we do a much better job with second chance points. We only forced them to give up five turnovers yet they forced us to 18 and a lot of those were unforced and a lot were early in the game. There are a lot of areas we have to get better in and improve in; the good thing is it's early in the season. Another thing is if you wanted to be a ranked team you are going to get the others team's A-game."
On Colorado's big shots...
"You really have to give Colorado credit in that second half because we didn't play as good as we could defensively and they made the shots at the end of the day and some of them were tough shots. Again, if you are going to lose, you would rather lose against a team that plays well. I think they earned it and I think we have to get better."
On Colorado overcoming Baylor's height advantage...
"First thing they did was force us to have 18 turnovers, which is a lot of attempts we could have used. They put good pressure on us that affected us and we didn't play as well as we need to play to win on the road."