Northeastern Coach Bill Coen
Opening Statement - "It was a tremendous opportunity to come down and compete against a program like UConn. We have the up most respect for everything that has been accomplished by this program. It was a special opportunity for our young team to come down here and play against a team like this."
On game strategy - " We tried to limit the possessions a little bit, keep it more of a half court game. We thought if we could score up in the 50s or 60s we would have a good chance to win. I was proud of my guys for coming up here and executing a a difficult environment."
UConn Coach Kevin Ollie
Opening Statement - " we were able to hold them at 36% shooting we just got to figure out how to score. We can't give up 17 offensive rebounds and if everyone played with Amidah's fire and passion we'd be good."
On short bench - " We had a short bench tonight, Christian Vital had some back spasms in warm ups so we couldn't play him."
On starting 0-2 - " Its a dark time, I know that, I understand that, I understand the expectations of everybody here. But I know I am going to get through it and this team is going to get through it. We are young but we got to keep fighting. We will figure this out."
On being more aggressive - "We just got to be more aggressive, every shot is like the end of the world, just be loose and have fun. these guys are way better shooters than this, and they are in the gym all the time. We will not waiver with our goals and our dreams."
On losing the first two games of the season
"Yeah I am frustrated, we just have to stick together, we have to figure some things out. A little tough early on (in the season), but I think as the season goes on and we figure some things out, we will be fine."
On slow starts to the first two games
"It's some things we have to take care of defensively, we have to play better defense with more intensity and just compete more."
On missing two threes at the end of the game
"I missed the two threes and Alterique missed his. You know, we just have to go back to the drawing board and figure some things out and we all have to find a way to come together."
Amida Brimah, C
On being 0-2
"It's tough, obviously we want to win, but are having a tough time executing offensively. I am not going to try and make excuses with a young team and stuff, but we just have to pick ourselves up"
On the lack of confidence the team shows
"Yeah especially when we have a younger team, we have a couple of older guys, but in general we have a young team so it is going to take us some time to into a groove"
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