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Post-Game Quotesheet




Nov. 17, 2009

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POST-GAME QUOTESHEET

Binghamton at Pitt, November 17, 2009, Petersen Events Center

 

Quoting Pitt Head Coach Jamie Dixon

 

Opening Statement:

 

“This week we preached to the guys, play how your practice and I thought that’s just what they did. They were able to take a huge step and respond. We emphasized getting players shots this week and I thought we did a better job of it. Between Travon Woodall and Chase Adams, they had 24 assists on 27 baskets. That’s a great example of responding to a challenge. I thought Binghamton battled. They played really hard for being undermanned. Coach Macon will make them a better team. We got better and now we have a day to prepare for Eastern Kentucky.”


 

 

 

On Ashton Gibbs’ shooting:

 

“He was shooting well in practice. Clearly, he’s going to have his good games and his bad games and tonight he shot well. He’s proved himself before, being one of the best 3-point shooters in the Big East last year as a freshman. More importantly, we need Ashton to play good defense too.”

 

On Travon Woodall’s play:

 

“Travon did a great job of making the simple pass for an easy bucket. That’s a way to rack up a lot of assists. It’s great to have a young point guard that knows that.”

 

On rebounding:

 

“Rebounding is always a concern for us, especially the long rebounds. We haven’t been grabbing enough of those and we need to get our guards more involved in them. We’re never satisfied with our rebounding numbers—they can always be better. We’ve been the best at rebounding in several categories in the country, but I don’t expect us to be where we need to be with those numbers at this point in the season. We’ll get better.”

 

On Nasir Robinson’s play:

 

“He’s getting better. He’s become more patient, knowing that he’s going to get playing time. He’s put up good numbers and he’s made some great plays. Nasir has unique talents that will be used for getting guys shots. Our team is evolving and Nasir is clearly a big part of it.”

 

Quoting Pitt’s Travon Woodall

 

On his play:

 

“I was more patient tonight. I thought we played out of character last game and tonight we did what coach told us and that was to play as we practice. I just took what the defense gave me and made the passes to the open guys. Ashton did a great job of knocking those six 3-point shots down.”

 

On having 13 assists:

 

“Last year, Levance Fields taught me how to be patient and he helped me improve as a player and to put up numbers similar to his is a great sign.”

 

Quoting Pitt’s Ashton Gibbs

 

On making a career high six 3-point shots

 

“I had some good, open looks and I took advantage of it. I took some extra time to work on my shot this week. I have confidence in my shot and I knew that it was just going to take a little time before they fell down.”

 

Quoting Pitt’s Nasir Robinson

 

On Rebounding:

 

“Coach Dixon emphasizes for us to outrebound our opponents and we weren’t doing that. I thought I did a better job of boxing out and grabbing the rebound.”

 

Quoting Binghamton College Interim Head Coach Mark Macon

 

Opening Statement:

 

“Like I told our guys, I accepted this challenge to play Pitt for myself and for my team. Ashton Gibbs had 17 points in the first half and so did we. I don’t want to accept that, but we have to. We were playing against a Pitt team that is a pretty good team.”

 

On being outrebounded and turnovers:

 

“It wasn’t so much that they had 32 rebounds, but that they had 11 offensive rebounds and we only had five. That’s six more offensive rebounds than us which gave them 12 more points. I also tell my guys that we can’t turn the ball over. We had 13 turnovers, they only had six. Again, that’s a difference of seven which gave them 14 more points than us. If we could take those points away, it would have been a different game.”

 

On Pitt’s guard play:

 

“I think they are playing well. They are new, but they are still missing Jermaine Dixon. Ashton Gibbs hadn’t been shooting the ball well, but I would have loved to transport him to my team tonight. Travon Woodall is a good floor player. I like him. I think they have good guard play and good inside play. If you have guards who can transport the ball, you’re going to win. Tonight whether it was running plays, posting, or killing our zone, the ball was getting there.”

 

On how his team felt playing Pitt:

 

“Our guys weren’t down coming in. A lot of our kids have never played a team like Pitt. It was definitely a quantum leap from our other competition. I think it’s an experience that they can take things away from. It shows us where we want to be.”