XU vs. URI Postgame Quotes
Feb. 25, 2012
Richmond Head Coach Chris Mooney
"I'm really proud of how we fought after getting in such a hole. I thought [Kenny] Frease was the difference in the game."
On Richmond's defense when the Spiders fell behind 16-0 "We weren't defending all that poorly. Sixteen points wasn't a ton of points for them."
On Kenny Frease "He has such a good touch around the basket, which is what separates him from other guys his size. He offensively rebounded the ball and that was the difference in the game for him."
"I'm just excited we won. I was putting myself in better position. I had a few times when I had some droughts, when I couldn't get the ball to go in, but [my teammates] stayed with me."
"I want to go out with my team on top. There's a lot more we can do this season."
"I have to keep being aggressive as I was today. I have to figure out, whatever it is, that makes me play like this."
"We went over their offense and the scout guys did a really good job."
On Richmond's comeback from a 16-point first-half deficit "They did a good job of not putting their heads down and fought back."
"It felt good watching Kenny [Frease] do what I know he can do every night. I was proud of him."
Xavier Head Coach Chris Mack
"Your older players really have to lead. Richmond is an improving team. For them to graduate 5,700 points last year is outstanding."
"This was probably Kenny Frease's best game of his senior year. The two offensive rebounds from the foul line were game-enders. He did a great job of demanding the basketball. I thought our guards were looking for Kenny and that was great to see. It was great to see him man the middle and be the guy we need."