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Baylor, Oklahoma State Postgame Quotes




March 1, 2011

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OKLAHOMA STATE 71, BAYLOR 60
GALLAGHER-IBA ARENA • STILLWATER, OKLA.
MARCH 1, 2011 • ATTENDANCE: 10,076


  BAYLOR QUOTES
  Head Coach Scott Drew

On the game...
“I really thought (Matt) Pilgrim set the tone down low and did a great job controlling the paint area. We didn’t really respond to their physical play like we’d like to. You’ve got to credit them for their defense on Lace(Darius Dunn). 2-of-16 is outstanding defense on him. We tried to drive, tried to get him to the free-throw line and unfortunately we couldn’t get him going that way either. Again, Oklahoma State deserves a lot of credit.”

On if Dunn was pressing for the record...
“If he is, hopefully he gets it over with quick. I think with him being a senior he’d rather win the game because he knows what’s at stake for each and every game. I attribute that to him being a team player and he obviously cares more about postseason aspirations because he’s going to get the record at some point.”

On Oklahoma State’s defense...
“When your two leading scorers go 4-of-24, you’re not going to win a lot of games. I thought really what hurt us was the first half we scored 30 and second half we scored 30. The difference is offensively, Keiton Page hit some big shots, (Jean-Paul) Olukemi hit some big shots and Oklahoma State really did a good job of getting to the free-throw line and making free throws. They shot 19 free throws the second half and shot 74 percent. That’s what you want to do and credit them for doing it.”

On it being a game Baylor needed to win...
“You need to win all of them so this is just like the rest of them in my mind.”

  Sophomore Guard A.J. Walton

On Baylor's shooting struggles... 
"You have to credit Oklahoma State. They played a good defensive game in the second half. They held us to 35 percent shooting on the night. They did what they needed to to get the victory."

On NCAA Tournament hopes...
"We still have hopes. We still have one home game left and the conference tournament. We're going to keep playing Baylor basketball and just looking forward to what's going to happen postseason."

  Freshman Forward Perry Jones III

On what OSU did to take him out of his game...
"They played strong and played hard. You come in on senior night and you're going to play with a lot of energy — it's your last home game. They did what seniors do on senior night, and that's just play hard."

On OSU controlling the paint in the second half...
"I guess just breaking down the press at the free-throw line kind of slowed things down on the inside, mostly because I was out on the perimeter. When I was inside, I was able to get my teammates open looks on the double team."


 

 

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