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“I really liked our defensive play. I thought we were really active on the boards, especially the last five or six minutes. Again, we had two or three shots every time we had it. We didn’t shoot it as well; needless to say we didn’t shoot it well from the free throw line. I think we’ll be good free throw shooters. A couple of weeks ago we had everybody shoot about 500 free throws and everybody on the team made over 80 percent. Fourteen out of fourteen guys and three guys made over 90 percent. So I think we’re going to be a good free throw shooting team. We just haven’t done it yet, but I think down the line we will.
“Tyler [Hansbrough] was sensational inside with his activity. I thought David Noel was sensational in every phase of the game, except his free throws. And, I think he’s going to be a good free throw shooter. He was so active defensively.
“We didn’t do a good job guarding the three in the first half. We went away from our traps a little bit in the second half and tried to play more straight man-to-man. I think Bob [Williams] has a good club and he really does a nice job with his team. They do a good job on the offensive end. They make you play defense for a long time and I think that’s going to help us in the long run.”
What did you say in the huddle at 45-41?
“I just talked about we had to have more intensity and be stronger with the basketball and make plays. Quit being sloppy with it. I just thought we were careless. There were a couple of shots where I thought we could have been more aggressive with and taken it a lot more powerfully than we did.”