Xavier vs. Kent State Game Quotes Dec. 4, 2009

Dec. 4, 2009

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Xavier University Musketeers vs. Kent State University Flashes

Friday, December 4, 2009, Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio


Game Quotes

Xavier Players

Jason Love

“Coach (Mack) focused us on sharing the ball this week in practice.  Coach talked to the ‘bigs’ at halftime about that (Kent States 8 offensive rebounds in the first half), so we made an adjustment.”

“Coach Kelsey, I give him all the credit.  He tells me, no matter what happens during the game, to go to the glass offensively and defensively.”

Terrell Holloway

On the 3-point basket to end the first half

“It was just having confidence in my shot.  I felt I was going to make it, so I shot it.”

Jordan Crawford

“I was patient and let the game come to me.  Find the open man.  Take shots.”

“Coach always stresses, ‘nobody on the team be quiet’”.

Kent State Head Coach Geno Ford

 On Jordan Crawford

“He is a tough guy for us.  Crawford changes direction on you.  He goes left or right on you.  We didn’t have anybody to guard him.”

 “That’s a borderline Top 25 team.  In the end they just wore us out.  Our shots just weren’t going in.”


Xavier Head Coach Chris Mack

“I was proud of our team tonight.  Kent State came out quickly and punched our team in the mouth.  It was good to see that we could take their run, and be the team I thought we would be.  I thought the first ten minutes of the game was a direct result of trying to over-share the ball.  They were really trying to listen to the coaching staff’s message.”

On Terrell Holloway

“I thought offensively, he let the game come to him.  As they were changing defenses, Terrell was a calming influence.”

“Our big guys stayed with it.  Defensively, they were really tougher in the second half.”

 On Kenny Frease

“When you are seven feet tall, 270 pounds, you get picked on.  It seems that when we play smaller teams, that is the story line.  We will have to work with him on that.”