TCU-Southern Utah Postgame Quotes

Nov. 29, 2012

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TCU 61, Southern Utah 52
Fort Worth, Texas (Daniel-Meyer Coliseum)
Nov. 29, 2012
Attendance: 3,867

TCU HEAD COACH Trent Johnson
Opening statement:
“Like I told the guys, it’s nice to win. We were coming off a hard fought victory on the road, in which I thought we played well. I thought tonight there were times we got a little bit too cute. We were getting outrebounded by 10 at the half, and they out rebounded us a home. That disturbed me, and I think it bothers (the players). We didn’t compete as hard as we should have; we were sluggish. Practice these last two days hasn’t been very good. Now we have tomorrow off and three good practices before Houston. And Houston is a really good team.”

About being outrebounded at home:
“Here’s what you have to understand: it’s (about) concentration and mental toughness. We have a quickness advantage and were longer, so you have to give them credit for being mentally tough. And that bothers me. Like I told them, there’s going to be games where we play really well but we are going to get beat. I can live with that, but I can’t live with stuff like this.”

On Thomas Montigel making his first start:
“Jackson was their leading scorer and Thomas guarded him the majority of the time. That’s what teams are about—a guy who rarely plays, he did a heck of a game. He has a great understanding of what were doing. He is a smart kid. I tell you what, if he doesn’t play well, we don’t win the game.”


On stepping up his offensive game following the loss of Amric Fields:
“I’m playing the game and taking what has been given to me. We know Amric went down, and that was a big loss. We all know we need to step up, but not necessarily to get our points.”

On playing without Nate Butler Lind:
“He’s another big loss, and we knew where we had to step up, especially on the defensive side. We all knew what we lost, and we just have to step up and do the things that they did tonight.”

On Thomas Montigel:
“It starts in practice. We’ve been going as hard as possible, and I feel like (TCU’s inexperienced players) have been giving the effort that it takes to be put in games like this. They continue to do what they do in practice and they are going to get more and more game experience.”


On his second-half offensive performance:
“There is no ‘I’ in team, and I don’t worry about offense. I take care of defense first and go with the flow on offense.”



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