March 8, 2009
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Indiana head coach Tom Crean
"I think that Wisconsin in the last month has really been clicking on so many cylinders with a lot of room to get better, and we knew that we were going to have to play outstanding, especially being undermanned and especially if they go into our depth, or lack thereof. We knew they were very good. They always put five shooters on the floor, and all their bigs can make jump shots."
"We're running into a lot of good teams in this league, but Wisconsin doesn't take a back seat to anyone. They won on the road at Virginia Tech, they beat Penn State twice, they beat Michigan twice, they've beaten Illinois. They're good, and I don't think you're going to find many people who want to play them in the NCAA tournament."
"For us, we have to learn how to compete in games like this for longer periods of time and we have to learn to take things from a game like this. You can look at the glass as half full or you can look at the glass half empty. I choose to look at it half full as much as possible."
On Wisconsin's run over the final five minutes of the first half:
"They got into the depth with us a little bit and we weren't nearly as good getting our hands up on shots. We can't be a step off, we have to get up into people and force them to make the next pass. Wisconsin is as confident at the end of the shot clock as they are at the beginning, that's one of their strengths. You can't relax."
On his team's turnovers in the first half:
"Certainly our 12 turnovers in the first half were the story of the game offensively, but in the second half we settled in to a degree and started to drive the ball and that's one of the things we have to do to be able to stay in the game, get to the foul line."
On Joe Krabbenhoft's value for Wisconsin:
"Joe Krabbenhoft, I've been watching him for four years and even before that when he was in high school. From the day he got here, he's made Bo's team better with his defense, his offense and his toughness, just moving the basketball. You just win with guys like that. We have to learn from those things."