Wake Forest Men's Basketball Postgame Quotes

Feb. 5, 2014

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Wake Forest Head Coach Jeff Bzdelik

On the game as a whole:
"Give Duke credit. They're a very good basketball team. We fought; we had a bad stretch there. I think we were up five points there in the first half. We had a bad stretch there and that gave them separation. It was an uphill climb from then on and that just shows you how important each and every possession is. To have five straight turnovers in that time and a 12-1 run, that's a big difference, obviously, especially in a place like this. We are really trying to attack the rim and just get the ball to the paint. We're much more effective when we get the ball to the paint and play the inside out. We felt like we could attack the rim on them and get to the free throw line. They do an awesome job shooting threes. We just lost our poise there for a few minutes and you just can't do that."

On freshman guard Miles Overton: "Miles (Overton), as a freshman, has been working really hard. He hasn't really played a lot, but he's really put in extra time with his conditioning and his film study and getting in the gym. We're seeing the benefits of that."

On sophomore guard Codi Miller-McIntyre:
"We made a decision this morning. It's too tender and he would not have been effective. We didn't want a slip back obviously with a lot of basketball left to be played and how important each and every single game is. We just made a decision. It wasn't really Codi's decision; it was more of the medical staff."

On Madison Jones:
"To have played 40 minutes and to only have turned the ball over two times, and to keep us in our offensive rhythm he shot 49 percent. (Madison Jones) did a great job."

Wake Forest Sophomore Guard Madison Jones

On Duke's offensive pressure:
"They do a great job defending the ball and going out there and denying. You just have to stay poised when you're playing against them, you can't let them speed you up or anything like that. These guys stay disciplined and I feel like at times we were at the start of the game. At times we did a great job of getting the ball to the side and not letting that pressure rattle us, but we had a stretch where we turned the ball over and that really hurt us. We just came out with a really good effort and they did come back with the same. We just have to keep up our effort."

On losing Miller-McIntyre:
"We came in to the game playing hard and playing with a tremendous effort. Of course losing (Codi Miller-McIntyre), everyone knew they had to step up and bring a little extra defensively and offensively because he really helps us out, especially on the offensive end. We definitely had to play harder losing him, but I feel like we also had the same mindset and played our game."

 

 

 

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