Head Coach Lindsey Hunter
“I thought we came out scoring at will and it is funny how that always works. When you score easily you tend to think that is the way you win. I think we kind of got caught up in easy baskets, easy buckets. We kind of veered away from the things that we are trying to forge ourselves to be at. That is a tough defensive team. It is a lesson well learned. I think we are still a work in progress and we are going to keep pushing the envelope to be what we want to be."
(On defense in the 4th quarter)
“A lot of times it was disciplinary things that we are trying to instill. Certain rotations, certain things that we just weren’t suppose to do that we did. We are still young in this process and you kind of expect things like that to happen. It is definitely not an overreaction from me. Just trying to get everybody collectively as a group to understand that you have to do it together. It has to be everybody pulling in the same direction. When you are trying to change the culture, when you are trying to change status quo, it is tough. A lot of our guys have never been through that. It is not a quick, overnight change and we realize that. So it’s not anything we do not expect to happen, but we work through it and we learn through it. We will continue to coach our guys up and be positive.”
(On Beasley’s performance)
“He just seemed a step off tonight. I just told him relax and play. I was not worried about him. I thought he had some good looks. I thought he hesitated a little. I just think he was a little off. I don’t know if he was so hyped or so ready. He just got himself off a little, but I am not worried about him. I will take what he did tonight and the shots and I will take all of that. I am looking long term with Mike. As long as I see progress with Mike I am happy.”