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UConn 75, Tulsa 73 Quotes

Feb. 13, 2016

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UConn Head Coach Kevin Ollie

Opening Statement:

“I am real proud of the guys that they came back and fought after a tough loss to Temple. It was a short turn around and I am glad that we got a substantial lead going into the half because Bird got hot. We stood up to their run, we know they are a good team and knew they were going to make a run, but I am very proud of our guys.”

On Caron Butler’s return:

“It means the world to him, but it means the world to us. He is part of our family. He is just what a UConn player is supposed to be.”

On Tulsa’s comeback:

“The thing that we can control is our attitude and how we respond. I can’t control Temple coming back, I just can’t control all that stuff, but it’s about staying together and I thought our guys stayed together tremendously.”

 UConn Forward Daniel Hamilton

On Tulsa’s comeback:

“When we got our foot on somebody we have to continue to keep punishing them. I think that we let the foot off the gas today.”

On needing win after loss to Temple:

“We definitely needed this win real bad, you know, Thursday was tough. We just wanted to come out and get a win.”

UConn Guard Omar Calhoun

On hitting first four three point shots:

“I felt good before the game started. I’ve been in the gym working. I’ve been getting a lot of extra time in the gym so I feel real comfortable on the floor.”

On Rodney Purvis hitting the game winner:

“Once he scored that basket we realized we had the game under control. We needed that basket and a stop.”