Postgame Quotes - New Mexico vs. Florida Gulf Coast (Nov. 15, 2009)
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/15/2009

Nov. 15, 2009

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New Mexico Postgame Quotes

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Mexico vs. Florida Gulf Coast

New Mexico Head Coach Don Flanagan

I was a little worried (about playing) this team (Florida Gulf Coast). As you can see, they're as difficult to defend as you can get. Every time you think you have somebody defended, somebody's slipping or setting a screen. They're a very difficult team to defend, especially this early. I've been blasting our defense for the last two games, and today was certainly an excellent effort. Even though they scored 64 points, it was good defense. Its very difficult to defend when their whole team concept is to screen, slip and re-screen. They make hard cuts. They are a very fine team. They are well coached with good personal, good shooters and they are going to beat a lot of teams this year. I would have preferred to play them after we had already played about 10 games and I had a week to prepare for them but I thought we did pretty good.

Florida Gulf Coast Head Coach Karl Smesko

On playing in the cold conditions...
I don't think it had that big of an impact. It was very unusual for a basketball game to be played in these kind of conditions, but once you get out there running you start to warm up. I don't think it had much of an impact, because both teams were under the same conditions. It's the first time I've experienced something like that.