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Baylor, BYU Postgame Quotes




Dec. 17, 2011

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6/7 BAYLOR 86, BYU 83
MARRIOTT CENTER • PROVO, UTAH
DEC. 17, 2011 • ATTENDANCE: 22,700

  BAYLOR QUOTES
  Head Coach Scott Drew

Opening Statement:
“You have to credit BYU’s team for playing outstanding in the first half. They got multiple good shot attempts and I think that was because of their heart and their toughness. It’s a good group of guys. The crowd got them going. The crowd was outstanding. The last four minutes, I was really proud of how our team responded.”

On Perry Jones III's injury:
“The way Perry [Jones] was down, whenever you’ve had a previous knee injury you get concerned for any player. [Brandon] Davies showed his class by coming over and making sure he was okay. That’s one thing as a coach; no one likes to see anyone get injured. I know [Stephen] Rogers just went through an injury. You want to see people healthy. Especially when you’re competing in crunch time like this.”

On rallying from 13 points down:
“In the first half, as a team, we didn’t rebound very well or play as tough as we needed to. The second half, we looked to get Perry [Jones] the ball more and he got us going.”

One BYU's Matt Carlino:
“In the scouting report we got didn’t do [Matt] Carlino justice. We knew he was a good shooter, but we didn’t know he could make tough shots like that. If he can continue to do that all year long, that gives BYU another key weapon.”

  Sophomore Forward Perry Jones III

On atmosphere at the Marriott Center:
“I want to give respect to the fan base here. That’s one of the top hardest places to play. They didn’t use foul language. They stayed humbled. I respect them for that and for not cussing us out like other places.”

  BYU QUOTES
  Head Coach Dave Rose

Opening Statement:
“It was a great game by two really competitive teams. I thought our team competed really hard and played hard. I also think that Baylor made some terrific plays especially down the stretch. We competed and had quite a few chances but just came up short. What we need to do now is regroup and get ready for a tough couple of teams next Tuesday.”

On turning the ball over:
“Turnovers in the first half hurt us. They scored almost 26 points on our turnovers. They're long, deep and athletic so they can take a lot of chances. Foul trouble isn't an issue with this team because they go so deep down the roster so they can and do play tough.”

On last play of the game:
“We had a chance but they made plays and deserve the win.”

On Baylor:
“This was a really talented Baylor basketball team and they're turning into a team that's now playing with a lot of confidence. Having said that, I thought we gave them a really good game and had a lot of chances to win.”

On freshman guard Matt Carlino:
“Carlino played well but he just needs to get some experience. He needs to be in those situations. You want players to experience the moment and when it's a positive thing it gives them a lot of confidence and when it doesn't work out then it makes them work harder.”

  Freshman Guard Matt Carlino

On atmosphere at the Marriott Center:
“It was a great atmosphere. The fans were amazing. It was a good game, but I play to win so it was disappointing.”

On playing first game at BYU:
“It was amazing, but it was a loss and that's all that people are going to remember.”


 

 

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