Feb. 8, 2012
"We turned the ball over a little bit. We had to get into a rhythm. But the important thing is that we were playing defense."
"I'm feeling good. When your shot's not going down you've just got to keep practicing. We did a good job boxing out, keeping them off the offensive glass."
Is he playing best basketball now? "Not yet. As the season goes on you have to get better and better."
Xavier Head Coach Chris Mack
"It was a tale of two halves. We could not score for, it seemed like, an eternity at the start. But on defense we were on it. In the second half we gave up too many points. But if you told me coming into the game that Rhode Island would get only nine fast-break points and six offensive rebounds, I'd have said `We win.'"
On Travis Taylor "He could've had about three or four more baskets. He's really earned it. It was good to see that when he missed his first free throw, he made his last four."
On the upcoming Temple game
"Our guys are very well aware of the magnitude of the game on Saturday. It's a big game. We are going to be excited to play. At 9 o'clock on Saturday, Xavier is going to be there."