Houston vs. Middlee Tennessee Post-Game Quotes
Dec. 1, 2007
Houston head coach Tom Penders
"Tonight, we also were attacking the paint and using the threat of the three. This is the best three-point shooting team that I've had in my four years here at Houston. Some nights we are going to have guys hitting and the next night its somebody else. If we are not hitting from the outside then we are going to drive the paint and get the ball inside. We are getting more confident in both Tafari Toney and Marcus Cousin's ability to score in the paint."
On defending Houston's offense with the zone:
Zamal Nixon Fr. Guard
Marcus Malone Sr. Guard
"I just got to my old knack of playing defense. I was putting too much pressure on myself and I have a lot of responsibilities from coach Penders. But I believe that I was putting a lot of the pressure on from myself. Now, I'm more relaxed and back to my old self." On moving the ball in the half-court:
"(Robert McKiver) was hot so he really couldn't be the point and he was the only point guard out there. So I just figured that I would just take that role. I just swung the ball around and made the extra pass to keep honest on defense. That let the shooters do what they do." On having a performance like tonight after a slow start on the season:
"I realized that I just had to relax. I was going through a lot and I was pressing too much. I wanted it so bad and I finally got back into the flow of things and Coach Penders allowed me to relax and to just play my game. I know what he wants from me both offensively and defensively so there should be no setbacks."
Robert McKiver Sr. Guard
On his relationship with Brockeith Pane: