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Post-Game Quotes

Post-Game Quotes

Post-Game Quotes

Arkansas vs. California University (Pa.)

Nov. 6, 2006

Arkansas Head Coach Stan Heath:

“We weren’t surprised tonight because we knew they could play. We had a chance to put the game away, but we didn’t. They made us play and took away from what we wanted to do. We let them hang around, and we just can’t do that. We have some things that we are going to have to clean up and do a better job of.”

(On Vincent Hunter)

“Vincent has been doing great in practice. I would’ve played him more, but he had a twisted ankle and was gimpy. He hasn’t missed a shot in the exhibition games. I’m so proud of him.”

Arkansas Players

Vincent Hunter

“I feel a lot more comfortable now. This was a wakeup call. We can’t play like this in the SEC. They can shoot the ball well and make free throws. They’re a good team.”

Patrick Beverly

“This was an ugly win. As a team I don’t think we played with the same energy as we did in the first five minutes. We have to make free throws. I think we might have overlooked them a little bit.”

Gary Ervin

“We have got to be together. We have a lot of tough games ahead of us, especially in the SEC. We were terrible with free throws tonight. We can watch film and minimize turnovers, but we have to get back in the gym and work on free throws.”

California (Pa.) Head Coach Bill Brown

“I thought the guys competed well in the second half. I’m proud of the way they closed out at the end of the game. We have a fairly young team. We look like runts right now. We don’t have much size, but the guys competed. If we can’t build on these experiences, we’ve wasted the last five or six days.”

(On comparing Arkansas to California’s other exhibition opponents)

“I think Arkansas has more depth (than Maryland). They went over our backs a lot more than the other two teams did.”

(On Brown’s return to Arkansas – he was an assistant from 1981-85)

“This is a special place, my wife still talks about this place. It’s (the growth and changes) is a testament to the city.”

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