Feb. 10, 2013
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Head Coach Anthony Grant
"It's a good win. We survived. We knew LSU would fight all the way through and they did that, making it a one possession game at the end, but fortunately we were able to come up with a couple of stops on a couple of possessions and survive."
On putting Retin Obasohan in the game:
"Retin is a guy that comes every day. He works hard in practice and I just felt he could give us a boost. I thought he would do a good job from a defensive standpoint and he's earned it. He's earned the opportunity to play and we wanted to give him that opportunity today."
On playing through certain situations:
"I thought the whole key for us was what we did on the defensive end. Obviously we missed in the first half - I think it was nine layups - shots in the paint. We struggled from an offensive standpoint, but I thought really, in both halves, our guys did a great job from the defensive stand point. Give LSU credit, I thought Johnny O'Bryant was terrific today. He was aggressive going to the rim. He did a good job getting to the glass as well. But I though defensively, for us, we did really great."
Junior Guard Trevor Releford
On how he would sum the game up:
"We just kept fighting. They punched back, and we just stayed the course and kept playing. We're just happy to get the win."
On Nick Jacobs' performance:
"Nick Jacobs was huge tonight. He had some tough rebounds. He made his free throws at the line. When Nick Jacobs plays like that, we're a tough team to beat."
On struggles at the free throw line:
"We know we've got to work on that in practice. When Coach (Anthony Grant) tells us to get to the line for free throws, we've got to take it seriously. In another game, we probably won't be lucky enough to win, and it'll probably come down to free throws. We've just got to take our time next time and make them."
On how to manage field goal droughts:
"We're executing at the beginning of the game. I think we had some good shots, they just weren't falling. Next game they will and it'll probably be a better situation."