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Post-game quotes

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Post-game quotes

Post-Game QuotesArkansas vs. Austin Peay State UniversityDec. 17, 2008

Arkansas Head Coach John Pelphrey“That was an excellent game, we feel fortunate to win. Their team has veteran experience and they play together very well. They can shoot the ball as we saw tonight. We overcame huge adversity and foul trouble to win, but we did it.”

“We know how good that team is, and we feel fortunate to have won. We hit huge free throws down the stretch. I’m proud of our kids.”

Courtney Fortson, G“We countered Austin Peay’s attack well tonight. Every time they came with a punch, we were there to counter. We practiced that all week and it showed up tonight.”

“We’ve gotten better mentally every game. Physically we’re coming along too but mentally I can definitely see it. Every game, every player—we’re getting there.”

Michael Washington, F“Without a doubt they were [a step up in competition]. We knew they were going to play hard, but I think we were ready for it. They hit some big shots but so did we.”

“Going to the boards allowed me to score some points. The inside out game worked pretty well for us but I think we played well and executed the game plan.”

APSU Head Coach Dave Loos“I thought our defense played much better in the second half. They hurt us pretty bad from the free throw line. (Michael) Washington was too big for us. ”

On the close loss:“Our effort was good but our play wasn’t. We can’t be satisfied with just keeping it close.”

“(Arkansas) played much better than the tapes that we watched. They had been struggling from the free throw line but they shot really well tonight. There is a really slim margin for error against a team like this.”

On the fouls:“There was a lot of contact all night. Some calls went our way, some didn’t.

Wes Channels:“We should have rebounded better in the second half. We played a lot tougher in the second half. We have to be better in the first half.”

On Friday’s game:“We’re going to come out ready and give it our all.”

Drake Reed:“We played them close, but we’re getting to the point where we have to beat teams like this. This was probably the first team we played that had a lot of true big men.”

On Arkansas at the free throw line:“I don’t remember them missing any, but we gave them a lot of opportunities. You can tell they have been working on that.”



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