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Post Game Quotesheet




Jan. 20, 2010

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POST-GAME QUOTESHEET

Georgetown at Pitt, January 20, 2010, Petersen Events Center

 

Quoting Pitt Head Coach Jamie Dixon

 

Opening Statement:

 

“It was disappointing. We could have played a lot better. We didn’t defend well. We can’t allow a team to shoot the way Georgetown did and expect to win. They’re a good team. They executed well and made shots. We’re going to get right back and get ready for a good Seton Hall team on Sunday.”

 

On the 3-pointer with six minutes to play:

 

“They were hitting three pointers the whole game. They hit five to start the game and we let them get into that rhythm. We didn’t make our shots and we lost the game with our defensive mistakes.  I don’t think we need to point fingers at any one player and at the end of the day, we just have to play better defense. There is room for everyone to improve. They made shots and we didn’t, that’s what it comes down to.”

 

On the play of Georgetown’s Chris Wright:

 

“He got a couple of open looks early and got into a groove. We got down and tried to make plays and when we couldn’t, it gave them a lot of open looks and easy layups. They were able to get into the paint a lot and they really hurt us with their ability to penetrate.”

 

On the loss:

 

“We’re going to go back to the drawing board and get back to work on our next game. We already started talking about our game plan for Seton Hall. It was a disappointing loss and we are going to take full responsibility for it. We got what we deserved and it was a result of not doing what we needed to do against a very good team.”

 

Quoting Pitt’s Jermaine Dixon

 

On the loss:

 

“It wasn’t our night. We had open shots that we usually make and we didn’t hit them. We also had a couple let downs on defense. We didn’t make the plays and Georgetown did. This league is tough and we still have a lot of games left. It’s too bad we couldn’t go undefeated, but that’s how the Big East is, we don’t have a night off.”

 

Quoting Pitt’s Gilbert Brown

 

On Georgetown’s size:

 

“I didn’t think their big size was a problem. We faced that situation when we played Cincinnati and we handled it pretty well. We didn’t play very well on defense. We feel good about our wins, but this loss will take a toll on us. We just need to get back to what it is that we do and this is making the hustle plays, and grabbing loose balls. We need to work on it in practice and get better.”

 

On Georgetown’s defense:

 

“Georgetown made some adjustments on defense. We didn’t adjust to them. I felt that coach was telling us what to do and we didn’t do it. We’ll work on what it is we didn’t do tonight and get ready for Sunday.”

 

Quoting Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson III

 

On how Georgetown was able to defend Pitt’s guards:

 

“I thought our guys did a pretty good job. Pitt is so meticulous with what they do. They are so good at looking for their first, second, and third options. They put pressure on you, and they have terrific players. Our guys did a good job of fighting through their screens and getting to the shooter. There was a stretch in the first half where they got too much penetration and easy baskets around the hoop. I thought that our guy’s effort and communication was the key to stopping them.”

 

On how Georgetown was able to pull away when the game was tied at 56-56:

 

“The key at that point was we called a timeout. When we came back out they were playing zone and we ran our zone offense. We had a good possession and were able to kick it out to Chris Wright. It was a good shot and the shot we wanted and Chris knocked it down. On the other end of the floor, our energy and communication picked up.”

 

On the offensive game of Chris Wright:

 

“Chris made a lot of plays for us. I said this after our last five games, and if you follow us you know this, but different guys step up on each night. They do a terrific job of sharing and stepping up when they need to. Chris didn’t do anything that we haven’t seen him do in practice. We were just able to spread it around.”

On Ashton Gibbs being able to hit a few early shots:

 

“Ashton Gibbs makes shots. We weren’t attentive and lost him when he hit those couple of three’s. After that, we woke up and were much more attentive to where he was.”

 

On the Big East:

 

“There are a whole lot of good teams in this league. No one is going away. After every disappointing loss, you can’t dwell on it, because you have to come back and play again a few nights later. That is Big East basketball. Every night you are going up against the best players, coaches, and fans. That’s what’s exciting about this league, but that’s also what’s scary. When a game ends, we watch the tape, take notes, and figure out how to get better, but you can’t dwell on wins either. This was a terrific win, against a terrific team. You can’t get stuck on the positives or negatives.”

 

Quoting Georgetown’s Greg Monroe:

 

On how Pitt defended him:

 

“It was more or less me fighting through the double teams and fighting to get shots. They threw a lot of different guys at me.”

 

Quoting Georgetown’s Chris Wright:

 

On Georgetown’s game-plan:

 

“As a team we wanted to come out and be aggressive. We think of ourselves as being a second half team and we’ve proven that. We continued to be aggressive and just tried to take what the defense was giving us.”