Nov. 25, 2006
NU Coach Carmody:
On playing close games ...
"I told them that every game we're going play will be close, I hope. So let's get good at being in close games. Let's get good at the end of game situations because we're going to be in them. We're not capable of blowing people out. Things have to go extremely well for us. The other night against Brown, we played very well, shot the ball well, passed the ball well, but you're not going to see too many of those."
On the play of freshman Kevin Coble ...
"He's got to learn what to do. Sometimes he doesn't know what he's doing yet, but he's not afraid. Once he gets it, the guy can play. He's an offensive player. He's got to figure out what to do out there sometimes because it throws the other guys off."
On the upcoming game against the University of Miami ...
"They're bigger, stronger, better, deeper, everything. And I don't think they can play harder than (UNF) and care as much. This team played hard and they cared. So we'll start practice tomorrow and work against Miami."
UNF Coach Kilcullen:
"I couldn't be prouder of the team. We're in our second year of transition to Division I. For us to have a tough loss at home Wednesday night like we did and then come out and battle forty minutes and have it come down to an offensive rebound with 3.2 seconds to go. I couldn't ask for anything else from out team. We have to do a better job in the last five minutes of the game. We had some great shots that didn't fall. And we missed three out of our last four free throws. Two wide-open shots that we got out of the offense and we missed both of them, so you can't ask anything else as a coach of them. (Northwestern) made the big play at the end of the game when they had to."
On the play of this team at the end of the game...
"I can remember three shots in the paint for us that just rolled around the rim and came out. Twenty-two seconds to go, we had a chance to go up two and we missed the free throw. We still might be playing. It might be a different story. I'm never one for would've, could've, should've. We're men, we came in with a game plan to win the game and so now we've got to do a better job in the last seven minutes of the game, having the same confidence we did the first thirty-three.