Post Game Quotes

Nov. 21, 2009

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Xavier Players


Jason Love


“I just wanted to build on the last game. A lot of credit to coach [Pat] Kelsey; he’s making me better as a big man.”


“Last year, it wasn’t my role to be an offensive weapon. That is what coach [Chris] Mack told me to look for, to be a presence. That is what I’m doing.”


“We can come at you in so many ways. It makes us so much harder to guard.”


Jordan Crawford


On his 11-for-15 shooting, career-high 26-point performance tonight

“My teammates did a good job of finding me. I’m just trying to perfect my jump shot.”


Jamel McLean


“Our mindset will be the same in Orlando [at the Old Spice Classic tournament]; to play our game, to push the ball, to feed the bigs, to score at a highly efficiently rate.”


Xavier Head Coach Chris Mack


“I was pleased with our performance tonight. We came out with a lot of energy, When you play a team that shoots the ball as well from three as Sacred Heart, you get a little nervous. I thought Dante [Jackson] was great early. I felt like our team took a step forward in assist to turnover ratio [22 assists, 9 turnovers].”


“I told my guys in the locker room, spring training is over. The really tough games are ahead.”


“When you lose Derrick Brown, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist. Jason Love has always been capable. He worked hard during the off season. It’s more than just being in the right place at the right time. As well as he seals his man, he can be a terror on the offensive glass.”


On Kenny Frease

“I want Kenny to be effective whether he is matched up against a six-foot or seven-foot guy. Too many times the ball is in his hands and then it goes to the other guy. He needs to grab the ball with vice grips.”


“I think our length and quickness came into play tonight. I thought our post guys did an excellent job of breaking the rhythm of their ball handlers.”