Postgame Quotes - Wake Forest vs. Army
Dec. 8, 2017
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Wake Forest Head Coach Danny Manning
"The first thing that I would like to do tonight is send a much deserved thank you to our band, to our cheer team, to our fans that came out tonight and to Wake Forest athletics for making it a safe game to get to. That energy was something that we needed throughout the ball game. We definitely appreciate that support and love. This was a fast paced ballgame. Army got up and down exceptionally fast. They're very quick and that gave us all we wanted in transition. In the first half, they shot the lights out. They made 10 3-pointers. They were playing with a pace that made us try to keep up with them at certain points. In the second half, we did a much better job of guarding the 3-point line and rebounding the basketball. This was the first time that we really rebounded as a team. We gang-rebounded- a bunch of guys went in there to chip in and help out. We also did a pretty good job of taking care of the ball and sharing the basketball. We had 21 assists on 40 buckets, which is pretty good. We shot the ball well from the free-throw line. Hats off to that Army team. They're well conditioned-- they play hard and they play together."
Army West Point Head Coach Jimmy Allen
"For much of the night it was a pretty good basketball game. I thought our guys did a lot of positive things. We were super impressed with Wake Forest coming in here. We thought that they were playing some good basketball and putting some things together. They have a great mix of size which caused us some problems. Their guards are pretty talented-- they can put it on the floor and they can shoot it. Our team is still pretty young and I thought we had some immature moments tonight. Wake Forest got on a run and made some plays and we weren't able to continue what we were doing."
On their defense...
"I thought we did a good job. We wanted to keep them out of the paint as much as we possibly could. We were worried about their ability to get to the basket, specifically their big guys around the rim. I thought we did a pretty solid job of that. They didn't do too great of a job shooting in the first half. We went zone, we played a couple of possessions of zone which kind of threw them a little bit. Once they got comfortable in the zone, that became the difference in the game. They got comfortable and they started knocking down some shots, and they were able to beat us on the glass."
On being down at the half despite being 10-13 from the three-point line...
"Well, you certainly don't want to be down 10 at that point. I thought that we did two things in this game that were unique: in the first half we shot the ball well from the perimeter and in the second half, we were able to transition and we were able to get to the free-throw line. We weren't shooting the ball with as much success, but we also didn't get as many attempts in the second half."