TCU-Prairie View A&M Postgame Quotes

Nov. 18, 2012

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TCU 44, Prairie View A&M 39
Fort Worth, Texas (Daniel-Meyer Coliseum)
Nov. 18, 2012
Attendance: 3,839

TCU HEAD COACH Trent Johnson
Opening statement:
“The guys found a way to win. Anytime you play a team with that kind of athleticism and length … and their matchups in the zone take you out of rhythm. To a lot of people that game was ugly, but to me that's how we are going to have to play to be successful. Even going into this year, we were not going to be a team that was going to run down and get teams on multiple possessions.”

On TCU individual performances:
“Devonta (Abron) got himself into a rhythm and got himself going, and he's been struggling. Kyan (Anderson) had a tough time out last time because people attacked him off the bounce. I'm not talking about points, I'm talking about him guarding the ball. Nate Butler (Lind) is doing so much right now that you don't see in the stat sheet in terms of getting screens, moving the ball around, passing up shots, and at times he was trying to do too much. But that's because he is competing at a high level. Again, it's nice to win.”

On his players fighting for rebounds:
“Everybody has to do that. It has to be done by committee. I have sort of sensed sometimes, whether it's Garlon (Green) or Jarvis (Ray), where offense determines their play. We're a team that can't be like that. We have to be a team that has to be about rebounding and defending. That's why I go back to Nate, because [the offense] doesn't dictate his enthusiasm.”

On his success in the second half:
“I just didn’t want to give up on plays. Like coach says, “Don’t take plays off, play like it is your last game and like you are the last man out there. Just play hard.”

On earning more playing time in the second half:
“I’m not disappointed that I haven’t played as much. I just know that when it is my time to get out there to help my teammates, I know what I need to do.”

On TCU’s offensive consistency:
“Offense just sells tickets, but defense wins championships. Defense is what we are going to worry about right now. Our offense is going to come.”

On TCU’s offensive struggles vs. Prairie View:
“We were getting lots of open shots. We just need to knock them down. Eventually we got our rhythm, they started to fall and we were able to pull away.”

On moving forward following the injury to junior forward Amric Fields:
“When he got hurt, it was a real big loss, but we had to come together as a team and help him and have his back. We are behind him.”



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