Jan. 5, 2008
Columbia, S.C. -
Head Coach Dave Odom"I think they scored on every possession (in the last few minutes of the game), and we scored on none of ours. You give credit to (UNC-Asheville), they did their job. We didn't do ours, me included."
"When you add Kenny George to the equation, he's a huge factor. His stats were a line to die for. They have figured out how to play with him in the game and now he's never a negative, always a positive."
"They're a good team, but still, we let one get away (tonight). We let one get away; I don't know any other way to say it. They earned the game, they earned the win, but to not play better is kind of puzzling to me."
"Their zone was effective and we didn't get any inside baskets."
"You've got to get better shots than that (at the end of the game)."
"I think (a game like this) is good going into to conference play. That should get our attention."
South Carolina Player Quotes
"I'm not in awe. We had turnovers and bad plays down the stretch and that's how it goes."
"It is all you got to do, forget, and strive forward. All we need to do is look at the tapes and take something from it. I don't want the team to dwell on this at all."
"I think we are much better than earlier in the year. Sometimes things happen to where we are unable to play 40 minutes of basketball."
"We did a good job of adjusting to him (Kenny George), but he did change the game."
"Hopefully this is a wake-up call and we have to step it up."
"I thought the early open shots were good, at least I thought they were good."
"I don't think it will be hard to bounce back, not tough at all. We have to maintain a short memory. We have the opportunities to win in the SEC, so we need to forget this loss."
Head Coach Eddie Biedenbach"It is always an honor to play SEC teams. For our program, we like the opportunity to play the bigger schools, other than the teams in the Big South, and seeing what we can do against better teams."
"We felt that with the team that we had, with the guards and our center, that we could compete with the bigger teams. We don't have to necessarily play perfect, but we have to play very, very well. Tonight our guys did that, and we really played well as a team."
"This was more of a defensive win, even though there were not a lot of fouls called. When center Kenny George is on the floor we play more of defensive game than when he is not on the floor. Tonight that is how we had to play, and our guys played together and we got the job done. We wanted to play a 1-3-1 zone most of the night, but Fredrick and Downey did not allow us to do that. So we switched to a 2-3 zone, and it really helped us."
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