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Post-Game Quotes

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Post-Game Quotes

Post-Game QuotesArkansas vs. North Carolina CentralDec. 10, 2008

Arkansas Head Coach John Pelphrey“We are glad to get the win. We still have a lot to work on. [North Carolina Central] fought hard. I’m disappointed how the game ended. We did not play as well as we had been practicing.”

On the team’s offensive performance“Mike [Washington] looked healthy, [Michael] Sanchez played well and Rotnei [Clarke] had some good shots.”

On Courtney Fortson’s performance“Courtney had a big, big night. It’s not everyday a guy scores double figures in everything he does.”

On the turnovers“We have to take care of the basketball better than that. We didn’t play the top four or five guys down the stretch, but we still need to take care of the ball. At times, we were just careless. Turnovers can limit us. Those are things that really concern me. From a handling, passing and defensive standpoint, this was our worst game. We need to get better. We have to play better on both sides of the ball to be able to beat Austin Peay.”

Arkansas Player QuotesCourtney Fortson“I really credit my success to my teammates for the triple-double. They really hustled for the ball and worked hard so that really helped in getting those assists. It is really an honor because Arkansas has had so many great players and such good tradition.”

“I don’t really think about my size when I play. I just try and work hard and do the best that I can.”

Michael Washington“Courtney [Fortson] is a really good point guard. He is able to rebound well and can really shoot off of the dribble, and he was able to get up there and get that dunk so he is just a really good point guard and I think he could do that every game.”

Michael Sanchez“It’s a big deal that [Fortson] can get in there and mix things up.”

“It felt a whole lot easier tonight. We just played together and we have been working very hard so now we just have to focus on finals and then look forward to next week.”

Henry DickersonNCCU Head Coach“Arkansas is so much bigger than our team. When they get a rebound, they take off and run. Therefore, we tried to make adjustments, but things just got slower. We were just out numbered.”

“Being able to score 70 points on an SEC team was a good accomplishment for us. Still, we are not a big enough team and we are not on the intensity level like Arkansas is.”

“Things will not be okay until our players listen to what the coaches say for 40 minutes instead of listening to themselves.”

“I was disappointed with Stevy (Worah-Ozimo) this game. He usually averages nine or 10 rebounds a game and this game he only had four. Vincent (Davis) also was a disappointment with only one rebound this whole game.”

“Overall, I think we played pretty well. We still have yet to put everything together, especially with our guards.”



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