Jan. 19, 2011
UNM vs. Utah 1/19/11 QUOTES
Head Coach Don Flanagan
"Again our main problem is shooting, we are not shooting well enough. We played pretty well. We gave up too many offensive boards and you can't give up on rebounds. They out worked us and were more physical than us. I didn't think that we played hard enough and we have to get tougher."
ON THE FIRST HALF PLAYING:
"We gave up easy shots and we didn't finish our shots. Tomorrow we will run the missed lay ups that we should have gotten. I really like these kids, but we have to get tough."
ON PLAYING UTAH IN THE PIT:
"We can't let them come here and push us around. Especially teams like Utah who we have been losing to for a while now. We need to get tougher and not let them push us around like that."
ON PLAYING UNLV:
"We have to watch tape and see what they are doing. We'll see what they are doing and then we will go from there. We have to run an offense. I felt like we had an opportunity tonight but we just could not follow through."
UNM PLAYER QUOTES
ON TAKING ANOTHER CONFERENCE LOSS:
TAYLOR- "It's hard and especially against Utah. We just have to keep working from here."
ON THE FEELING IN THE LOCKER ROOM:
PATTERSON- "Today there is a lot of tension. Everyone is tired of losing. Coach is tired of losing. When we go so hard in practice and come out the next game we expect to do good. It's been really frustrating. We need to focus more on our shots. We have to read each other."
UTAH HEAD COACH Anthony Levrets:
"It is a really, really big win for our young team. New Mexico is always a very difficult place to play. I have a lot of respect for Coach Flanagan and what his staff have built here and done here. We feel very fortunate to come out of here with a win."