Jan. 17, 2009
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Postgame Press Conference
NO. 21 BAYLOR (14-3, 2-1) 98, OKLAHOMA STATE 92 (12-4, 1-1)
FERRELL CENTER - WACO, TEXAS
JAN. 17, 2009 - ATTENDANCE: 8,651
Baylor Head Coach Scott Drew
On the game:
"I don't know about you guys, but I am worn out. When you are down 17 and you come back, then you go down again and then have the leadership, courage and energy to fight back. Regaining the lead was outstanding today. I am very pleased and very proud of our players. I think you look at Quincy (Acy) and the double-double, which was outstanding."
On Oklahoma State:
"When you have teams that go on runs and transition oriented teams that play the fast pace and shoot a lot of threes, you get big swings and big runs. You have to endure and weather the storm. They are an outstanding team that won seven in a row. They had a lot of confidence coming in and they have a veteran, experienced team. I thought we played well."
On the importance of the win:
"Every game in the Big 12 is huge. The home wins are especially big because you have to protect your home court. Credit the fans and the team for really stepping up."
Baylor Senior Guard Curtis Jerrells
On the feeling going into overtime:
"We have a lot of depth and we are in great condition. We knew that we were in great position and they had two starters out... We just had to go in there and get it done."
Baylor Senior Forward Kevin Rogers
On the intensity of the game:
"We go at each other everyday in practice, so we are use to a lot of guys talking and doing all of that extra stuff. It really doesn't bother us and it makes us get even more upset. We just tried to come out and play our game. A lot of people do that to try and get people out of their game, but we go at it everyday and that only makes us better. We are already prepared for it."
Baylor Freshman Forward Quincy Acy
On the game:
"I got pretty tired fast, but it was a nice experience. That is what we have been talking about- how to play hard and manage the fouls. I think I did a good job of that today."
Oklahoma State Head Coach Travis Ford
"Just a hard fought college basketball game, both teams played very hard. It was a game of a lot of spurts, just a good college game."
On the difference in the game:
"I thought the last five minutes of the first half and the first five minutes of second half were the difference in the game. I thought they really killed us on the glass in the last five minutes of the first half and then we didn't guard a soul in the first five minutes of the second half. Those were two big stretches we didn't play well in."
On guarding Baylor:
"They are very tough to guard. Some of the best one-on-one players I have ever seen. For a group of them they are just very, very good. No question [they are] hard to guard, no question about that."
"Give Baylor a lot of credit. Those guys took a punch from us and kept playing hard. They didn't get down and they are a good ball club."
Oklahoma State Freshman Guard Keiton Page
On playing key minutes in the game:
"That is something you have just got to know as the back up point guard. Coach just told me to be calm and come in and run the team."
Oklahoma State Junior Guard Obi Muonelo
On playing with players in trouble:
"We didn't feel like the odds were against us, but we felt a little short after Terrel (Harris) and Byron (Eaton) were gone. We definitely felt we had a chance to win the game. "