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Post-Game Quotes

Dec. 4, 2012

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Brian Gregory
Georgia Tech Head Coach

“I was very pleased with the win this evening.  This is a rivalry game and there are a lot of emotions that go along with that.  I thought our guys did a great job controlling and containing that. I think we showed a lot of good things, and we still have a lot of areas to work on, but I am very proud of what we did out there tonight.”

“When you get a good win against a rival and you see the guys playing better and competing better like this you can really get a measure for where you are in your development.”

“I have to give Georgia credit.  They kept fighting all game and got back in the game and made it tight.  Mark does a good job.”

“Getting back to back wins in this series is amazing.  Mfon and Pierre get to do something very special in their careers by winning back to back in this series.”

“The crowd was fantastic.  This place has a chance to become a special home court.  The crowd is on top of you, it’s really loud and the students are tremendous again.”

“Our overall team defense was really good tonight.  We have the opportunity to rotate defenders with perimeter scorers.  We have the depth where we are able to do that and it worked pretty well tonight.”

“We’re starting to see Mfon Udofia grow into a leader.  He is becoming the kind of leader that doesn’t come along all that often.”

“The last eight minutes of a game are winning time and you need to make big plays to pull it out.  I thought our guys did that.  We made a couple of big time defensive plays.  Those plays helped us build the lead and that’s what put us in the position to win this game.  Our pace of play wasn’t as fast as I would have liked it”

“During that stretch where they got back in it, we didn’t rebound the ball very well.  Most of our turnovers come in that stretch too.”


Mark Fox
UGA Head Coach

Opening Statement
“I thought the difference in the game was three-point shooting by Tech. They shot the ball very well, especially in the first half. They built the lead, so we played up hill all night and that’s very hard to do on the road. We put ourselves in a position to win the game late and [Mfon] Udofia made some senior plays. I congratulate them on the win.”

On doing a good job on the offensive boards…
“I don’t know. We had 17 of them, but I’m not sure we took advantage of a lot of them. Some of them were on the same possession. I think one possession we had three of them. We did offensive rebound the ball well. We defended adequately enough to win. Had we not have fouled in the end they’d have been under 60. We just don’t score enough.

On Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s shot selection…
“I thought Kentavious started the game very emotionally. I don’t think we got him calmed down until halfway through the first half. I just thought he was wound up and therefore took a couple shots that show his inexperience as a player. The game hasn’t totally slowed down for him yet. We do need him to score.”

On Brandon Morris and Kenny Gaines…
“They’ve earned more minutes so they’ll play more. They’re two bright spots on the team on the night. They both competed very well and made some plays. They finally have practice pretty well and they earned playing time tonight off their practice efforts. They played well enough tonight to build on that.”

On if the lack of scoring worries him…
“Our scoring has worried me for quite some time. We’re not scoring the ball at an efficient enough rate to win. We need some more guys to step up and finish plays. Fortunately tonight we had some freshmen step up and make a step forward. We need some more guys to finish plays and that’s a real thorn in our side at the present time.”

On if the lack of scoring is poor shot selection or shots not falling…
“I think Kentavious is a good shooter. He probably took a couple questionable shots. We still make immature decisions with the ball. We’ve got to get some guys to finish a play. You’ve got to make a basket. We didn’t finish enough.”

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