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Jan. 7, 2012

Texas Tech Head Coach Billy Gillispie

Opening Statement
“Tough lost against a highly ranked team and I don’t like it at all. I’m not into losing, not into getting whipped and we got beat because we got whipped and I don’t like it at all. So that’s the positive part.”

On the run Tech went on to start the game
“We started out and made a couple of shots and we were attacking the way we thought would be best for us to have a chance for success. They get it out of bounds when it’s seven to nothing and we don’t follow our defensive assignment so they make a three and before you know it it’s eight to seven and then all you have to do is play every single possession like your supposed to and it might’ve worked and it might not have worked but you know it’s not going to work if you don’t play like you’re supposed to. That’s a lack of discipline and that falls on the coach, penalties and fouls falls on the coach and I take full responsibility for that and we have a long ways to go in that area.”

On hanging around Baylor going into half time
“I’m not really a hang around kind of guy, I couldn’t care less about hanging around, I want to dominate, I’m a dominate kind of guy and not a hang around kind of guy and again just going back to making plays and not taking anything away from them but when 55 (Pierre Jackson) came into the game it was a totally different game and he totally controlled the game like a point guard should and we didn’t do a good enough job of following the game plan as far as how to guard the ball screen and taking his right hand away from him and helping from certain spots, but you have to give him credit he made all the plays. As far as hanging around, no I’m not into it.”


 

 

On if this was the toughest game Tech has played so far
“I don’t know I don’t know if it was or not. On my scale it was a one on a scale to 100 of the way we should be playing and again that’s my fault for us not playing physically enough. The whole game was decided close to the basket and they were tougher close to the basket than us and that’s why they won, and they deserve to win because they were tougher.”


Texas Tech Senior Robert Lewandowski

On starting the game with a lot of intensity
“You’re right we do come out with a lot of energy but that second half we came out dead, me especially. I feel I should take the blame for this loss, I mean I didn’t play very well at all. I just feel like I let a lot of people down, we talked about it in the locker room and there is a lot of intangibles a lot of little things that go into winning and I think everyone on the team felt like we could have won, but we didn’t and now it’s back to practice and we have to keep getting tougher and keep getting better.”

On if they mentality of the team has changed
“It’s changed but it’s not where it needs to be, that’s just as simple as it is if we would’ve played tougher we would’ve won, it’s just plain down right simple. I’m sure our opponents think differently and give them a lot of credit they made shots and are great athletes and they were better than us tonight but we did not play the way we can play, so I’m looking forward to a rematch.”


 Texas Tech Sophomore Javarez Willis

 On the physicality of play at the perimeter
“I feel like I faced a pretty tough guard, he’s pretty strong right-handed but I think I messed up and really didn’t play him like the scouting report said if I would’ve kept him from going right then I could’ve probably stopped a lot of baskets that he made. Basically just winning that game came down to the scouting report and if we’d went by that I’m pretty sure we could’ve won pretty easily.”

On starting off slow the second half
“We came out with a lot of intensity, in the first half and then second half we kind of died down. The first few offensive plays we didn’t get anything, so I feel like it just kind of affected our defense.”


Baylor Head Coach Scott Drew

Opening Statement
“I think this was a typical Big 12 game that was hard fought. Anytime you win on the road that’s a great compliment because it is hard to do in the Big 12. Billy Gillispie always gets his team to play so hard, and I thought they really came out with a lot of energy and passion. They jumped on us early. We were able to pick up the pace and respond, but again all Big 12 games on the road are hard fought.”

On what changed from the first half to the second
“I think we didn’t turn the ball over the second half and in the first half we were pretty good defensively, but we gave them way too many points off of turnovers. In the second half I think we just had four turnovers compared to nine and when you get more shot attempts and you actually can play defense instead of giving them fast breaks you will be more effective.” 


Baylor Junior Pierre Jackson

On his performance against Tech
“Once again Quincy Acy set great ball screens and the coaches just told me to try to get in and create, and if I got an open shot to take it and if I don’t kick it out to our great shooters.”

On the physicality of the game
“We tried to match their physicality in the paint because they were up. We had to get Quincy Acy and Perry Jones going, so we tried to get it in there.”


Baylor Sophomore Brady Heslip

On finding his shot
“Pierre did a great job in the first half finding me in transition. I know teams are going to label me as a shooter, so they will be there but when he finds me in transition that just makes it easy.”

On his performance against Tech
“The first half we ran that first out-of-bounds play and I got a wide-open three in the corner. Coach Drew drew it up and from then on, and my teammates just found me and I was there to knock it down.”


Baylor Freshman Quincy Miller

On his defensive play
“I definitely want to become one of the best defensive players in the Big 12, so that is what I have been working on, working towards.”

On this game being the most physical he has played in
“Definitely. It is probably the most physical. I credit Texas Tech for that. It was very physical.”

On gaining momentum in the second half
“Coming out in the second half we just wanted to come out and get just as physical as them.”

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