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Post-Game Quotes

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Post-Game Quotes

Arkansas vs. ORU

Post-Game Quotes

Dec. 22, 2006

Arkansas Head Coach Stan Heath

“Oral Roberts is a very, very good basketball team. They have played a tough schedule, which is reflected in their record. (Caleb) Green was hard to deal with and (Ken) Tutt as well. They are definitely good players. Once we pick up the defense, intensity and energy, we are a totally different team. In the second half we played the way we needed to play and I’m very proud.

On Sonny Weems:

“He played the way I was expecting to see from the beginning. He really showed up tonight and ignited the team and the fans with his speed dunks.”

Arkansas forward Sonny Weems

“I came out to play tonight. I felt like I had to redeem myself. This was an important game to me. I feel like as long as the ball is in transition I can finish it off. You’ve got to credit that to our good guards. It will be an advantage for us to get to chill for a while before our next game. We want to come back strong. This was an important win for us tonight.”

Arkansas Guard Patrick Beverly

“I made a freshman mistake tonight and was late to the team dinner so I felt like I really had to prove myself. I wanted to play hard and get the job done. We really came out in the second half strong and finished well.”

Arkansas Forward Charles Thomas

“We came and took care of business. We didn’t want to feel the pressure. We knew we couldn’t get nervous. It’s just a basketball game. Win, lose or draw, we are still a family. The first half we were thinking too much and playing too tentatively. We got a good pep talk from Coach (Heath) at half time and came out strong in the second half. This was a big victory before we go home for a break.”

Oral Roberts Head Coach Scott Sutton

They had a lot more energy. The crowd got into the game. Arkansas likes to get the ball out in transition. We had way too many turnovers, nine in the first half. Bottom line is that they came out and played well and took advantage of a couple calls. It’s hard to win games (on the road) against good teams.”

Oral Roberts Guard Caleb Green

“Arkansas is a big, tough team. They go to the offensive glass hard, and would give anyone a problem. They are a tough ball club.”



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