Men's Basketball Postgame Quotes vs. Northwestern Oklahoma State
Nov. 20, 2010
HEAD COACH James Dickey
In the second half, we wanted to build on that lead. We played even with them for a long period, and they cut it down to 12 (points) at one point. We did a better job of sharing the basketball. We didn't turn the ball over that much.
The two disappointing areas are 16-of-25 from the free throw and 11 offensive rebounds that we gave up in the second half. That should not have happened. Off their 16 offensive rebounds in the game, they got 16 second-chance points. That's an area we have to improve on.
We are going to be a good free throw shooting team. I like the way we get to the free throw line. We always emphasize making more free throws than our opponents shoot, and we accomplished that. However, we missed way too many at the line.
Our defense was pretty good initially. We didn't complement that with board play."
On emphasis in the game
On balanced scoring
"I was really happy with Mikhail McLean. He came in and really did a nice job for us. Darian (Thibodeaux) shot the ball well for us. Mo (Maurice McNeil) did some good things. He really has done a good job for us. I was pleased that we had some nice balance."
SOPHOMORE FORWARD Kendrick Washington
On his return to Hofheinz Pavilion
"It was very simple, because we still practice together and we still have the same team chemistry. This was just a different situation. We came in and played well together like we usually do in practice and everything just clicked at the same time."
On emphasis placed on getting the ball inside
On emphasis in Saturday's game
On how the team was able to cut down on turnovers