Post-Game Quotes

Jan. 18, 2014

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Texas Tech 60, TCU 49
Daniel-Meyer Coliseum
Fort Worth, Texas 

TCU head coach Trent Johnson
Opening statement: 

“Well, we had opportunities but it’s tough. We just didn’t shoot the ball well. We played with some passion and got some energy and I thought our student section was unbelievable. It was really good and the kids fed off of that."

“And then the start of the second half, it was back and forth and we just didn’t shoot the basketball. You know, Kyan (Anderson) is 1-for-12, Jarvis (Ray) is 1-for-10 and probably took four threes, which is probably not what he needs to take. From an offensive standpoint, the guys just pressed a little bit in terms of shooting the ball. We got a little tired, but we have just got to keep playing. We have got to get them confident because we are not playing very well now. I don’t want to take anything away from Texas Tech or anybody we have played, but we are just not playing well right now. The good thing about it is we have got 13 games left. We will be off tomorrow and will come back Monday at 2:30.“

On missed shot opportunities:
“You don’t want to bring much attention to it other than the fact that you always talk about it in practice. I have a little term I use and I think every coach uses it: Game speed, game shots. Shoot shots from the framework offense and move forward. I guess the most important thing in all of this is that the kids in the locker room stay together.”

Texas Tech head coach Tubby Smith
Opening Statement:
“It was a sigh of relief to get this win. We were in foul trouble and I really was impressed with our kids and their toughness. They really toughed it out and showed a lot of courage. We made our free throws down the stretch, but we knew it would be a game and I knew Trent Johnson would have his team ready. They bounce back in every game and they play extremely hard so we felt very fortunate to get this win.”

Texas Tech sophomore guard Dusty Hannah
On following up with a win after defeating Baylor:
“It’s a really big win and it helps make the Baylor win not look like it was just a coincidence. Coach was telling us that it is like golf and you have to validate your birdie. He said that before the game and it was serious because if we came back and lost this game, the win at Baylor would not have been validated.”

On his game performance:
“I just wanted to come in and be aggressive. I was lucky enough to come in and shoot free throws right off the bat and then after my two turnovers, I wanted to remained poised and aggressive.”

Texas Tech senior forward Dejan Kravic
On TCU’s first half comeback:
“It was frustrating. In the first part of the half, we had them up 22-8 and then we got really comfortable and in those last six minutes, they went on a big run and I think we only scored one point and they made 14 or 16. We got way too comfortable and let them get back into it which was pretty frustrating going into half time.”



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