Feb. 20, 2012
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Indiana Coach Tom Crean quotes:
"Our first disappointment is the way we attacked pressure. The overall disappointment was that we didn't rebound and block out the way that we needed to. And that's how you establish the tempo of the game. We knew we'd be pressed, we knew they'd be aggressive on the glass. We did not attack pressure the way that we had practiced and prepared for."
"This was not going to be a game about any one individual or any two individuals carrying us in any certain way. It was going to have to be a team effort. We made a good run in the second half and cut it to ten. We were playing in shifts, we were playing in quick segments to try and get back into the game and I would like to have a couple substitutions back. But then Matt Gatens, the most determined player on the floor in my opinion the whole day anyway, took it to another level. He got extremely hot and broke our backs in the sense of coming back. "
On the BIG TEN CONFERENCE
"We're not the only one who came here and walked away with an L. Everybody is trying to take care of home court. It's an outstanding league there is no question about it."
"We want to be there on the catch. He was just in a great flow and rhythm. He's not only one of the better shooters or guards in this league, he is one of the better ones in the country. That is a four-year guy who has been doing it at a high level. That's a great guy to walk into your program. "