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Villanova/Penn Post-Game Quotes
Nov. 29, 2017

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Penn Head Coach Steve Donahue

Opening statement,

“Villanova is such a tough disciplined team and when you watch them on film you aren’t overwhelmed but when playing them there hasn’t been a team that is tougher and selfless. Those are things that you try to instill as a head coach. I thought that we played very well in the first half but we competed throughout the entire game.”

On playing in Jake Nevin Field House,

It wasn’t much different from where we play. I thought they did a nice job with it.”

When asked about offensive play by Spellman:

“Coming into you think you can step off him because he hasn’t been playing at a high level but then he makes two. They are back breakers because you game plan for everybody else and you’re trying to figure out if you can get away with stepping off him. In the long run when they go to play teams that are bigger and more physical and they have someone like Spellman is a huge help to them. It will make them a much better team come March."

Guard #21 Ryan Betley:

On playing in Jake Nevin Field House:

“It felt like a high school atmosphere playing in a small gym. It got loud and it was fine as these are the types of game that you want to play in.”