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Post-Game Quotes

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Post-Game Quotes

Arkansas vs. Missouri State

Dec. 3, 2007

Post-Game Quotes

Arkansas Coach John Pelphrey

“We played very well against a really good team. We stretched above and beyond. We beat our bodies a little bit, but we ended it good.”

“Michael (Washington) had a great ball game. He was really active and able to finish all of his plays.”

“It was great to have Sonny (Weems) back out there, and getting the opportunity to play again.”

“I was concerned about our last couple of games, but we are going to change things up to become stronger for the games in the near future.”

Arkansas Players

Michael Washington, F-C

“We wanted to get out there and win the game tonight, and that’s just what we did. We worked hard, and ran MSU’s tongues out like coach tells us to.”

“Patrick sort of struggled tonight, but we picked him up. He’s our teammate, and I think tonight we let him know that we have his back.”

Steven Hill, C

“We came out and played a lot better than we did against ORU. We got off to a slow start, but overall it was better.”

“Coach told us all to leave it on the floor tonight since we have a week off coming up, and I think we did a good job of it.”

Gary Ervin, G

“Once we got a good lead, coach told us to stay humble and cautious because MSU has the potential to come back at any time. We did a good job of getting them tired and made them miss a lot of shots that they usually make.”

Missouri St. Coach Barry Hinson

“One of the things we talked about coming in was that (Arkansas) is a good rebounding crew. Their big guys are tremendously better. Those guys are moving. The biggest difference, no ifs-ands-or-buts, was (Arkansas’) 17 offensive rebounds. I’m really disappointed (in my team’s effort). That was by far the worst effort we’ve given in this arena. But, boy, John (Pelphrey’s) kids played well, take nothing away from them.”

(On Arkansas)

“If they can hit perimeter shots, or score in transition, it takes a whole lot of pressure off their big men. I think they’re better. That’s the best they’ve played this season. I was impressed.”

(On his team’s shooting)

“Our guards’ shot 3-of-19 from behind the three-point line. We beat a dead man by three shots.”

(On limiting Patrick Beverley to six points)

“He was a highlight for us (coming in to the game), but we were just awful. The game didn’t go anything like we wanted.”

Players

Drew Richards (C)

“Rebounds were the big problem tonight. We knew coming into this that Arkansas is a good rebounding team and the second half we just let them out-rebound us.”

(On final game against Steven Hill)

“Before the tip, we talked a little bit just to say you know this is the last one big guy.”

“We have a big game next week; all we can do is learn from this and get ready for the next one.”

Shane Laurie (G)

“This was a difficult game. They forced a lot of turnovers, that’s what they do. We are just going to have to play tougher. We coughed (the ball) up a little bit and gave up some easy buckets. That’s what their press is supposed to do.”



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