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UConn vs. No. 17 Memphis - Postgame Quotes

Jan. 16, 2014

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UConn Head Coach Kevin Ollie

On his team's adjustments in the second half:

We did a phenomenal job adjusting. We were ball hunting, that's what we do, we go hunt the basketball. Our pick-and-pop plays were great, which is really hard to stop when it gets going. Our offensive rebounding was huge. We continued to execute and eventually got some stops.

On playing at FedExForum:

This is a very hard place to win; especially a Memphis team coming off of a loss. That was a tournament atmosphere. 18-thousand fans, that's a great crowd, it got the guys juiced up a little bit.

On a potential budding rivalry with Memphis:

I think it could absolutely develop. With all the talent they have over here, and Memphis is a hotbed of talent. I respect Josh (Pastner) for the job he's doing, taking over a difficult situation and now taking it back to where it was before. Hopefully we can come back and play them in the conference tournament.

On transition defense:

Yeah, we held them to just two fast break points, that and rebounding were definitely keys to the game.