Men's Basketball

Postgame Quotes: Boston College 67, UMass 48

Jan. 2, 2005

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Steve Lappas on game performance:
Overall I'm very dissapointed with the way we played. It's the first time I think in my career that I have been beat like that, where they played zone for 36 minutes and we hit 2 shots outside the lane. I am dissapointed in how we played physically, inside especially. Overall, our team didn't play as physical as it needed to today. Offensively, we were horendous. We had seven assists, I think we were second in assists in the A-10 coming in to today, and that is not how we play.

Lappas on underestimating BC:
That's ridiculous. They're 11-0, they are number three in the power rankings, believe me, we talked about it all week. We certainly know how good they are. They are undefeated, we have watched every game they have played, if you are undefeated at this point you have to be good.

Lappas on Anderson's first game back:
I thought he was OK. I think in the first half he was trying to find his shot. It's hard to come back in that situation too, where we have won a couple games in a row, and try to fit in. He settled in a little better in the second half.

Lappas on poor shooting:
I thought our shot selection was not good today. I'm very dissapointed in our shot selection, when it usually has been one of our strengths. They played the match up zone, which is basically man to man, but we were ready for it. They only trapped us once or twice the whole game. It was everything we expected, we just didn't execute today.

Rashaun Freeman on Boston College's interior defense:
They made me work hard and they took me out of the game at times. It seemed that scoring was easy when the game was going back and forth but when they made us play physical we didn't come to the challenge today.

Anthony Anderson on his play in the second half:
I was definitely way more comfortable in the second half than in the first. When I came off the bench in the first half I was a little slow. I felt a lot more comfortable once I was out there for a while and I was kind of warmed up.



Freeman on the failure to gain momentum in the first half:
We didn't approach the game the way we did in the last three games. We were making mistakes that we thought that we had worked on and got rid of. But because the mistakes came back, I think we took ourselves out of the game. Every team will have spurts, but you need to have big spurts and we just didn't have that today.

Freeman on how the loss to Boston College will affect the team going into A-10 play:
It wakes us up because we know if we play together as a team we can beat anybody like I say after every game. But today, we just didn't come with the same intensity. Now we know first hand for the next game, if we don't come together and play as a team than we are going to struggle.

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