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Post-Game Quotes

Post-Game Quotes


Oct. 24, 2008

Stephan Welsh, G :

“I thought everybody played well tonight. Everything we saw tonight is something we see every day in practice, it was just nice to get on the court and play a little bit.”

On the younger players:

“The young guys came out and did their thing tonight. We need to learn to play better as a team and grow as a team, and we’re going to continue to get better every day in practice and help bring these guys along.”

On Rotnei Clarke:

“He’s one of the better shooters in the country. We’ve known this, and I’m glad everyone got to see it tonight.”

Rotnei Clarke, G:

“I started off in a really good rhythm. My teammates did a good job of feeding me the ball when I was open, and I was able to knock a few down.”

“It was pretty exciting; I’m glad I’m here and get to share in this atmosphere with my teammates and these fans. It was definitely exciting.”

“We’ve been working toward this game all week and had a lot of hard practices. We were looking forward to this. We definitely wanted to get something out of tonight. We’re always trying to get better.”

Head Coach John Pelphrey

“It was good to get out there and be with our fans.”

“There’re so many firsts with these guys. We’ve got a lot to work on.”

“We’re so appreciative of our fans who come out here.”

On Jason Henry and Courtney Fortson not playing:

“Both are good young men. We talked a lot about being disciplined and doing the right thing, and they just needed to be reminded of some things that are important. It was a coach’s decision, a problem related to being a student-athlete.”

On Rotnei Clark:

“[In the locker room before the game] he had this look in his eye like he was amped. This kid has worked really hard to be a part of college basketball.”

On inexperience:

“It takes a while to get concepts in. We’ve got to do a great job of coaching with these guys.”

“I told them before the game, you play hard and show them you’re a basketball team, and they’ll cheer for you. You’ll never have to raise arms to the crowd.”

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