Jan. 10, 2008
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Pitt at South Florida, January 9, 2008
Quoting Pittsburgh Head Coach Jamie Dixon
On the play of South Florida:
"South Florida is much improved and this is a team that is going to continue to get better."
On the difference in Pitt's second half run --
"I thought it was our execution on the offensive end. That was our big emphasis the past few days."
Quoting Pitt guard Keith Benjamin
On what it took to win today:
"Early foul trouble, we got into it again. We're going to have to work on that make sure we don't get the ticky-tack fouls like last game, but we had other people step up in numbers where people don't expect. Gary McGhee come in tonight and gave us a real big spark off the bench. He's a freshman and he's going to do wonders for this program in the future."
Quoting South Florida Head Coach Stan Heath
"Tough game for us today, our defense just wasn't there. Anytime someone comes into your house and shoots over 50% it's not a good sign defensively. I thought Gransberry did a great job on the inside. He was a force all night, but we need some more guys and some help on the interior. We've got to find a way against these physical teams to neutralize the play they are having inside on us. The last two games, the rebounding has been the key."
On Pittsburgh's play:
"We've just got to put this game behind us and move forward. That's a good basketball team. They were very hungry tonight and I think they showed why they are a top 20 team in the country.
On the next crowd:
"I thought the fans were into it, we just didn't quite do our part. I was pleased and I think we will see more and more people come out with some of the teams coming in here that they get to see."
Quoting South Florida Center Kentrell Gransberry
On the next couple of games:
"It's going to take a lot of fight to go to Seton Hall and Providence to get wins. I know they are going to come out and fight hard."