I think (the players) adjusted, and that's on them. We went to man, but these guys are seniors and they have a lot of pride in themselves and in the way they play. They weren't going to let one guy get 50 on them. They made it happen on the court.
He can really take over a game if you're not careful.
No. 1, I think we gotta keep them off the glass. And we can't let them get open looks. You gotta contest shots. If we contest shots and control the boards, it's anybody's game.
Defensively, I feel confident that we can do some things to create some problems for them. The key thing for us is that we take shots when we're in a rhythm, because when we pass the ball to the open man and stay in a rhythm, we've got a lot of guys who can make shots from both the inside and outside.
At halftime, we talked about getting shots off in rhythm and, at least late in the game, the kids started doing that.
We did a very good job in the second half of taking what was there. We scored from the inside, and that set up some good looks from the outside. We took some bad shots in the first half, but we were able to settle down and play in a rhythm.
They made some key plays to keep us at bay in the second half. They were just the better team tonight.
We've got several kids who can score in a number of different ways. Once the tournament begins, we've got to stay sharp mentally and come ready to play good defense and rebound every night. We've got seven seniors on this team and we want them to go out on a positive note.
We need to push it ourselves and make them guard us. We have a lot of different guys stepping up and contributing, and we need that to continue.