March 5, 2008
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Coach Ford on the team's effort today:
I didn't see that coming. Our guys played hard, really hard, with a lot of energy. We made plays for ourselves tonight, especially during the game with steals and rebounding. We didn't sit back. A lot of times we sit back and hope that a team misses or we don't make enough plays at times. Tonight we made plays and didn't sit back. We had great play out of all of our seniors. These are some amazing stats and there is no explanation other than we just played hard.
Coach Ford on the upcoming George Washington game:
We've got a big game on Saturday. We played well today and I hope this carries over. Every game presents a new challenge and we're happy that we have won some games here lately. Saturday is going to be tough, very tough. George Washington is a tough place to play. We are going to be playing for a lot, and a lot is at stake. They [George Washginton] are playing their best basketball. They have made some adjustments the last couple weeks with their basketball team. We played well today.
Chris Lowe on today's game:
We just tried to play our game. Coach Ford has been really tough on us these past couple of days because he knew LaSalle was a dangerous team. They beat Dayton, Saint Joe's, they played against Rhode Island well and they really had them beat. We didn't want to take any chances so we just came out and put in the extra effort.
Dante Milligan on outrebounding LaSalle:
I was actually quite surprised when Coach Ford came in smiling saying we outrebounded them by 22 because we usually don't outrebound a team by that much. It was definitely accomplished and hopefully we can carry that on to G.W.
Chris Lowe on his triple double:
Coach said I needed two more rebounds and one assist. I got the assist from, I think, Etienne backdoor. I needed two more rebounds and got one then Darnell Harris started hitting jumpers. I told my teammates to tighten up the defense so they wouldn't hit shots and Etienne played good D and I got my final rebound.
La Salle Coach Dr. John Giannini on the game:
We have been playing pretty well and we have played a lot of good teams this year. We have never lost a game like that, and we are not pleased with our effort. UMass was really overwhelming. The way we played I don't even know if we were at our absolute best if we could have had a chance to win the game. They were that good and we were that bad and that was reflected in the score and every statistic. They played like a team that was very good and is trying to make a run into the postseason and really make their senior day something special. So they had it all going today, let's just hope the A-10 does not send us here next year on senior day.
Darnell Harris on the play of UMass:
I don't know if they did anything in particular, we really were not getting a lot of good shots. I really don't like to force shots and I did not have an open look so I was swinging the ball to my teammates when they were open.