March 18, 2009
BAYLOR (21-14) 74, GEORGETOWN (16-15) 72
FERRELL CENTER - WACO, TEXAS
MARCH 18, 2009 - ATTENDANCE: 8,424
Head Coach Scott Drew
On the game:
"As far as today's game, I could not be any more proud for our seniors. This is what we envisioned senior night to be like with such a meaningful game. We have had big crowds before and we have come up on the short end. (Tonight) we had an electric crowd and they were into (the game). It was a big win and we were pretty excited about it."
On Baylor's postseason run:
"I think with the week that we just had--beating Kansas, Texas and Georgetown, those are three big name programs--I can't be more proud of it happening to this group of seniors and letting them enjoy it. I am very happy and pleased for them."
On the team's poise after trailing at half:
"We really came together in the conference tournament and we haven't been rattled as easily. We were great in the non-conference and we didn't have a great conference so we wanted to make the postseason special. Even though we were down 10 points, it didn't rattle us and we stayed poised. We knew it was a matter of time before we could start getting back to what we do well."
Senior Guard Curtis Jerrells
On Baylor's first postseason win since 1950:
"It means a lot obviously to the seniors, the incoming guys, the coaches and Baylor University. For us, we just went out there and were playing our game. From what this program has been through, every time we seem to win a game it is always something new. It is just one of the great things about coming here."
Senior Forward Kevin Rogers
On the crowd and the run to start the second half:
"They gave us a lot of energy. I think that was the best start to a second half that we have had in my entire four years at Baylor. Anytime that we can come out with the offense on fire it helps give you a big boost of confidence on the defensive end. We were able to come out and make shots as well as getting stops on the defensive end."
Sophomore Guard LaceDarius Dunn
On the second half:
"I think that the first five minutes of the second half were the most important minutes of the entire game. Coach told us that we had to get out there and get control of the game and just make big plays. I just give credit to the guards for finding me when I was open."
Head Coach John Thompson III
On if Baylor made second half adjustments:
"No, I don't think so. They stayed with that zone. They came out and cut the lead right away and then the crowd got into it. I think they got a little more emotional. They hit some difficult threes to start the second half; Dunn in particular."
On Baylor's defense in the second half:
"I think once Greg (Monroe) got the ball, they put four bodies and six or eight arms around him, which made it more difficult for him to score. When he did get it, that perimeter was wide open because every time he caught it there were three or four people around him. We were throwing it back out and those are threes you have to take because you are wide open. The ball just didn't go in the basket."
Freshman Post Greg Monroe
On what Georgetown was doing right in the first half:
"I think we were definitely being patient. We were just waiting for the best shot."
On what changed in the second half:
"Same shots as the first half, they just didn't fall. That is it."
Junior Guard DaJuan Summers
On his last second half-court shot:
"I was just going to try to get close to the basket, but I didn't have enough time so I had to settle for that type of shot. It felt good, but it was kind of short and did not go in."