Jan. 4, 2014
Final Stats |
WVU 74, TCU 69
Fort Worth, Texas
TCU head coach Trent Johnson
"The game was probably decided on the glass. Every time you give a team of that caliber 17 offensive rebounds, that's going to hurt you. Bottom line, I won't take anything away from West Virginia and I don't want to take anything away from us. I thought, with the exception of a few free throws, our guys did pretty well tonight. They stayed consistent in trying to execute the game plan and it's unfortunate that we had some shots and free throws that didn't go down for us at crucial points in the game."
On the lack of rebounding:
"No, it's not one of those days. Rebounding is just one of those things that people want to talk about, but really its just quickness and effort toward the ball. It doesn't help that we are a little limited because of injuries. But it's one of those things we just have to keep working on at practice each week. We just have to worry about our consistent effort each game."
TCU junior forward Amric Fields
On missing free throws:
"I think, whether you sit out two games or a year and half, missing four free throws in a row is just unacceptable. It's just something I have to work on and the team has to work on."
On competing for the first time in the Big 12:
"I think we just have to continue to work. The league is so good, top to bottom, that every night is going to be a close game. There are no easy games in this league. I think working through the physicality of each team we face and continuing to get better is something we have to do each week."
TCU freshman forward Brandon Parrish
On his career night:
"My teammates found when I was open and I just did what I do and that's shoot the ball with confidence. In the end it really was a team effort and I have to thank them."
On the team's foul trouble:
"The foul trouble definitely took away from our inside presence. As a team, we need to get the rebounds, even without the blockers.
WVU head coach Bob Huggins
On the amount of threes made by TCU:
"That's not a really good three-point shooting team, and they made 7-of-7 to start the game. We are supposed to be a good three-point shooting team, and we didn't make one until Eron [Harris] made some. I think [Amric] Fields gives [TCU] such a different dimension with his size and how he can step out and make shots. He also facilitates other players."
On how WVU held the edge in rebounding:
"Practice. We had been horrible on the glass, and we spent a great deal of time rebounding the ball, particularly on the offensive side."