Nov. 24, 2007
Chicago Invitational Challenge
"You could tell we really picked up our rebounding (the last 10 minutes). That is the best I have seen us rebound offensively."
"For the most part, I thought we defended them well. (Illinois State head coach) Tim (Jankovich) did a good job of junking the game up. Their box-and-one had us off-balance a little bit. There were parts of the game that weren't very pretty, but I don't care about that. We're 4-0, and that's what our goal was."
"I thought we handled the street fight a lot better the last 10 minutes. These kind of games tell you things. The most important thing about this game is that we won it. Don't ever lose sight of how important that is."
"I thought a big key for us was getting them in foul trouble. That will be abig part of this teams offense."
"It is good that Jordan got to play 20 minutes (in the second half). That is not what we had planned, but down the road that will help him."
"They switched up things in the second half, and it was a good thing that we had Jordan to make a lot of good plays for us."
On his play in the second half
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