UConn Head Coach Kevin Ollie
On his team's performance:
"I was happy with everybody's energy, having held them (Cincinnati) to 38-percent shooting, we battled them on the boards the whole night, we got 17 assists. The thing I don't like is the 14 turnovers we committed."
UConn freshman guard Jalen Adams
On UConn's offensive struggles:
"We didn't get into our offense quick enough which is something we have to work on."
On the challenge this game presented:.
"This was a big game, our crowd's always there to support us. Cincinnati is a tough team and we knew this was going to be a battle and come down to a last second shot or be close game."
On the Huskies' one-point loss:
"This is a tough loss especially knowing that I turned the ball over late in the game, I took that really personal. It's something I need to work on and we need to work on as a team."
Cincinnati Head Coach Mick Cronin
On defeating UConn:
“It’s a quality win against a really good team. We are talking about a team that has beat some real teams now. They play as good as a schedule as anyone in the country.”
On drawing up winning play:
“Initially, it was for Troy [Caupain], but they got a strip on that. We had to clear it out for him, so then I figured let me get a bigger guy in there. Also I wanted to use Troy [Caupain] as a decoy going off for the handoff thinking they’d go for that and then Gary [Clark] could go to the rim. He made me look really good.”
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