TCU-Centenary Postgame Quotes

Nov. 12, 2012

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TCU 75, Centenary 47
Fort Worth, Texas (Daniel-Meyer Coliseum)
Nov. 12, 2012
Attendance: 3,759

TCU HEAD COACH Trent Johnson
Opening statement:
“I thought our guys were ready to play and, consistently throughout the game, we got better. I have a lot of respect for the coaches from Centenary. They were Division I and now they’re Division III. I thought there were multiple times where we had multiple players on the floor trying to come up with loose balls, and I felt that when we settled down, our execution was pretty good. Anytime you can win, it’s a good win.”

On his team not letting off the gas:
“If someone is letting off the gas, they aren’t going to be on the floor. They understand that. This team understands that for us to be successful, we’re going to have to (play at a) fever pitch all the time, no matter who is out there.”

On the play of Adrick McKinney:
“I thought he did a good job of setting good screens tonight. I thought Nate Butler (Lind) did a really good job of giving him two baskets, knowing the right read. If Adrick does the things we tell him to do – slow down, make good screens, pass and catch and finish when he has an angle to the basket – he’s going to be fine.”

On TCU playing more in sync than during the season opener:
“Going into the game, we were both more focused and decided to tighten down on defense. We got a tough [game] coming up on Thursday (vs. SMU), so we decided to focus and get it done early.”

On what Coach Johnson wanted the team to focus on:
“He wants us to focus on intensity, bringing more enthusiasm to the game and talking more on defense. He told us earlier that we’re going to be in a lot of close games, so we’re trying to do everything he’s asking.”

On not letting up after gaining the early lead:
“We didn’t want to let up at all. A lot of these games coming up won’t be like that. We tried to get a lot of the younger players in to see the flow of the game, but we won’t let up.”



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