Jan. 26, 2012
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Indiana Head Coach Tom Crean
"We did a lot of really good things tonight. It's our first game holding a team under 30 percent on the field, but they got a couple of really big rebounds at the end of the game at crucial times. We put ourselves in position to win, we just didn't finish it off."
On the foul situation:
"I'm not even going there. Please. We watched some tape, and I'm not going to get into any of that stuff."
On the lack of production from Cody [Zeller]:
"He got a foul called on him the second possession of the game. Cody did some really good things. He was one of our two guys to get to the foul line tonight. Not sure I've ever seen that. Cody did a lot of things tonight. There were a couple of times we tried to get the ball to him but they three-quartered him, and we didn't give him the chance to post up like he's used to. When we settled down we did a better job. Cody's fine. Cody did a lot of really good things, some things that showed up in the background and some things that didn't."
On Verdell's [Jones III] play:
"He did a good job. We knew where we needed to attack tonight and for the most part we did that."
On how hard it is to decide when to put players back in with four fouls and what made him decide to wait as long as he did:
"It's very tough. We had to bide our time as much as we could because we had no real reason to believe he [Cody Zeller] was going to get into a flow where he could play significant minutes at the end so we played it by feel as much as we could."
On Wisconsin holding them to 50 points:
"We shot 50 percent in the first half and we shot 45 percent for the game. I thought we shot the ball pretty well."
On playing at Wisconsin's pace:
"We answered the bell on the pace of play. They're going to play at a snail's pace. That's what they do, and you've got to steal possessions. We rebounded the ball well for most of the game, but they got the rebounds at the end. It was a contact sport at the end, and we struggled getting those balls. When a game is that tight and that competitive between two teams it comes down to just a couple of things, and their offensive rebounds were those things."