Xavier University Musketeers vs. Duquesne University of Dukes Game Quotes
Jan. 28, 2010
On XU’s defense against the three-point shot
“We take pride in that; high hands on catches and not letting them have easy looks.”
What did Coach Mack stress before the game?
“He told me I needed to work a little off the court other than practice. I just wanted to come out and play like myself. I think I’ve been really uptight the last few games.”
“Before the game I think everyone was focused on coming out and taking over the game. Our advantage was how big we are and our depth inside with Jamel [McLean], myself, and Kenny [Frease].”
On his half-hook shot
“To be honest, I always thought I had [that shot]. This year is different, being a senior captain. It was time to step up.”
Xavier Head Coach Chris Mack
“That was one of our most complete games of the year, from the start of the game on up to the end. It was great to see Kenny [Frease] and Jason [Love] have the games that they had. You can tell by the [scoring] margin that we did our job.”
“I told Kenny [Frease] yesterday, no matter how much his coaches want it, no matter how much his parents want it, no matter how much his friends want it, he has to want it. Kenny had to play better. I thought Jamel [McLean], based on his Rhode Island game and how he’s been practicing, earned his starting spot. Just like how Kenny earned his starting spot games ago, Jamel earned his tonight.”
On defending Duquesne’s Damian Saunders
“We believe in defending as a team. He’s a very good player, but it wasn’t his night tonight.”
“You can’t play him as a non-shooter. Number one, he can shoot the ball. Number two, the way he’s been running the team he can be my point guard any day."