UConn HeadCoach Keven Ollie
“First of all, it was a good game for our guys. We had a real balanced attack and we were sharing the basketball. We had 4 assist at halftime, but we had a lot of missed open shots. Then in the second half we came out and really moved the ball and guys starting making shots. We got some fast break points. Just to see the balance that we had, to see 24 fast break points, a plus 17 on rebounding, 56 points in the paint. That’s what I want to see.
I put on the board that I wanted us to have return on our investment and I really think these guys have been investing themselves and working hard, tremendously hard, in practice and it was good to see everybody out there having fun. Overall I thought it was a good game.”
Junior Guard Rodney Purvis
On team chemistry
“The important thing is that we came together and we shared the ball. That’s the main thing, you know, we are only two exhibitions games in, but I think it’s a great start for us.”
On team’s defense
“That’s our bread and butter. That is where we pride ourselves in, on our defense. We know that if we get stops on defense then nobody can really stop us on offense.”