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    Dec. 15, 2011

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    Postgame Quotes

    Northwestern vs. Texas Southern

    Dec. 15, 2011

    Evanston, Ill.

     

    Northwestern Head Coach Bill Carmody

     

    Opening Statement…

    “It’s good to go up and down the court again. Our last outing against Baylor wasn’t all that fun, so we’re getting back in the groove a little bit here. I just liked how the guys were sharing the ball. Twenty-four assists, that’s pretty nice, on 29 baskets. You know we had a couple of 2-on-1s at different times and the guy could’ve shot it, but he through it to the next guy, and I really enjoy watching that. JerShon (Cobb) was a little rusty, but he gave us some good minutes there. (We were) trying to get him tired out. (Trying to give him) minutes out there because we’re going to need him. (Dave) Sobolewski played a real nice game. He sort of got us into our offense and got the ball where it should be. I thought it was nice all-around. I thought Drew (Crawford) and John (Shurna) were good, and at different times, different guys were good. So it was a nice team effort, and a good one to start the four games in eight days.”

     

    On shooting the ball…

    “We’re a good shooting team, and I think we’re going to get better and better. I think we’re better than we’ve shown through nine games this year. This could be one of the best shooting teams we’ve got, and when you shoot well, that helps your defense. When you miss shots like we did against Baylor, it’s a little harder on the defense. You’re not as energized, you don’t have that zip. I thought our defense in the first half was pretty good. They beat us down the court a little bit, and that seems like how they scored on us, in transitions or secondary breaks, that sort of stuff. We’ve been shooting the ball decently in practice.”

     

    On the play of JerShon Cobb…

    “I thought the only guy who was rusty was JerShon. He just has to get more minutes. I thought he passed the ball pretty nicely, generally and shot the ball well. He just has to get more minutes.”