Post Game Quotes: Villanova- USF Jan. 5, 2012
Jan. 5, 2012
VILLANOVA, Pa. -
Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright
"Well not a great performance, but got to give South Florida credit. They came in here playing good basketball. They were physical and just pounded us on the glass. They hit big shots, got to the foul line 22 times and they were just aggressive. We were 4-20 from three point range, didn't make a lot of shots and missed a lot of front end of one and ones. We didn't do anything to get any easy baskets. Our defense wasn't good enough to create easy baskets. We didn't get offensive rebounds and then we just weren't good in chasing them. It just wasn't a good performance, but I got to give them credit. They came in here and played with confidence."
Q: Are you concerned about the defense now because it seems like they are having trouble stopping people?
Q: Is there a reason why the offense collapses at certain stretches during the game?
Q: Does that put added pressure on the defense?
Villanova Guard Maalik Wayns
Q: How do you feel about the problems that are going on?
"We have to get stops. We have to get better defensively. We have to commit to playing Villanova basketball and the defense will come."
Q: How has this stretch been?
Q: So your outlook is to see the positive?
Villanova Forward JayVaughn Pinkston
Q: What was going through your mind when you hit those baskets down the stretch?
USF Head Coach Stan Heath
"We are extremely happy and I am real proud of our team. It is hard to get wins here and they don't happen very often so we will enjoy it for the night. We have to get ready for our next opponent, but a lot of guys stepped up in a big way for us. It was a tough game for both teams, as there were many key guys in foul trouble. We lost one of our key guys Ron Anderson and our point guard with a head injury that we are going to look at when we get back. It was a total team effort. Poland stepped up in a big way and carried the load. Whenever they made that run it seemed like he was the guy that was able to put out the fire. Some of the other guys filled in fantastically. Blake Nash filled in well for A.C. [Anthony Collins] when he was out and Victor Rudd gave us some valuable minutes as well. As a group I thought we did a great job. I thought the rebounding was the biggest key to the game coming in and we did a good job in that area."