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Feb. 27, 2012

Texas Tech Head Coach Billy Gillispie

Opening Statement:
"Tough night for us, obviously, I thought we really played hard for the entire game, especially at the start. We couldn't make any plays, finish to the basket, couldn't make open shots, and couldn't get to the foul line. They had a great deal of confidence, and it just kind of steamrolled against us. You have to give them credit, they played really well."

On fatigue being a factor in the game:
"No I don't think it was fatigue, just probably athletic ability. We've done a lot better on that than we have been in the past. After they made some shots it became more one-on-one, so they had way too much penetration. We didn't do a very good job guarding the ball and stopping penetration. We had 13 rebounds at half, and they had 10 offensive rebounds. When we have 10 defensive and they have 10 offensive, that's not good. You should be getting a majority of defensive rebounds. You have to give them credit, they played very well. We didn't guard them after we made shots early. Our intentions were very good, and we played hard like we always do. We just didn't guard like we needed to."

On playing Baylor on senior night:
"It's great, they've obviously got some great seniors who have had a great deal of success here, but Ohio State got beat the other night at home. Wisconsin went in there and won, so sometimes that's a negative. I wish that you penciled in a win just because it is senior night, but that being said, they had to play. You don't just get a win because it is senior night, but they played and made it a special night tonight because of their play. Again, those guys have had a great career here, and were the winningest group of seniors here. My hat is off to them, and hopefully they go far in the postseason."


Baylor Head Coach Scott Drew

Opening Statement:
" Great senior night, couldn't be more proud of how our seniors were able to play their last game and go out. For senior nights, everybody feels the pressure because they really want to do well for the seniors. I thought you saw that tonight. Everybody, especially in the first half, defended extremely well, second half we didn't guard as well as we are capable of. Credit Texas Tech for continuing to fight and that's what they do. They always play extremely hard."

On the seniors' 95 wins:
"Sometimes we overlook the winningest class and what that means, but first of all, they're going to graduate. Fred already has, they're going to be successful after basketball. Then to leave with the record of winningest class means that not only are they good players, but they've been good leaders and they've contributed in all facets freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior year. I'm very proud of them."

On the seniors' final home game:
"I think the big thing is it was great that we won and the seniors got to play, and play well, and get the recognition. I want to thank the crowd because it was a late game and I know it's tough with school the next day and for everyone to stay around and hear them speak and cheer them on, so from the bottom of my heart I really appreciate it."

On the energy of the game:
"I think Baylor Nation respected what they've accomplished and how they've conducted themselves and our players fed off that as well. Normally, Saturday-and-Mondays you're really, tired but we definitely had pep in our step."


 

 

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