Quotes from Xavier-Rollins Exhibition Nov. 3, 2009
Nov. 3, 2009
XAVIER--ROLLINS, exhibition game, November 3, 2009
Jordan Crawford "A lot of different things were going through my mind (at tipoff). I was thinking about IU. I was running through my mind what Coach Mack was telling the team."
"In the second half I calmed down."
Mark Lyons "It was really exciting just to come out and play with my teammates. It was a long year (not playing in 2008-2009). It was a relief to play."
"Xavier's always been a defensive team. Even though we have a new coach we have to keep the tradition going."
Kenny Frease "When they (Rollins) weren't doubling (Xavier's post players) we were scoring. When they were doubling we were passing."
On Xavier's 25-0 edge in fast-break points: "Getting back on defense and not letting them score points in transition was huge for us."
XAVIER COACH Chris Mack "We're a work in construction. But I was happy with our guys' energy. I was happy with our effort. I really liked the demeanor of our team. I think Rollins missed a couple of shots early and that helped us get started."
"I thought sometimes they (the Musketeers) relaxed on defense. Princeton (style) teams are always tough to play."
"I thought the pace of our offense was good. I think our `bigs' were a little slow (though). Our `bigs' have to come along a little bit."