SEC Tournament: Auburn vs. Ole Miss Post-game Quotes

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March 6, 2014


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Opening statement…
“I thought we did a much better job defensively in the second half holding Ole Miss to 17 points.  We definitely let McFarland get away from us in the first half, 20 points in the first half.  But we came back and did a better job in the second half defensively. I think we did a better job of getting to the offensive boards.”

On stretching out the lead in the second half…
Shot 46% in the first half and was only up by one. I don't know.  I mean, I thought we did a better job in the second half getting to the free throw line.  First half we were standing around, shooting more jump shots.  But we had both bigs in foul trouble in the first half as well.  Kind of messed up our game plan a little bit of getting the ball inside.

On turning point in the game…
“I definitely think it was our defense.  I thought we understood the game plan.  Certain people we didn't want to go out on that did hit shots in the first half.  Like we told them, just stick with the game plan.”

On quick turnaround at the SEC Tournament…
"It's tough.  But you really try not to focus so much on the other team because at this point there's not much you can do about it.  You've played them before.  You try to go back and look at that film, try to fix some of the things you did wrong. But mainly you really try to take care of your team and make sure we're doing what we need to be doing.  You just don't have much time to prepare for it, like you say."

Opening statement…
"We stuck to our game plan but emphasized getting the ball inside.  That's what we did today and that's what helped us win the game.

On biggest difference between Thursday's game and Sunday's contest at Ole Miss…
“The biggest difference for me is I would say we attacked the basket a lot more.  We finished at the basket.  We made most of our free throws tonight.

On the difference between the games against Ole Miss this season…
"I agree with (Tyrese).  I really think we came out and redefined ourselves from how we played on Sunday.  Today we were a lot more hungry than we were Sunday.  You don't really get a quick turnaround like this to play against a team you didn't get to play that good against."

Opening statement…
I'm just really proud of my team, how we came out.  We stayed focused the whole game, stuck to our game plan and got the win.

On biggest difference between Thursday night's game and the previous game at Ole Miss…
"We just played harder this game.  I thought at Ole Miss we didn't play hard.  This game we played both halves hard and we got the win."

On reaction to playing Ole Miss for the seconds straight game…
"Oh, yes.  We were just watching.  Whoever won yesterday, we were going to come out and play hard.  It didn't matter.  It was good we got to play Ole Miss again and got to show who we really were."