Dec. 29, 2007
Box Score |
Travis Ford on the win:
"I'm happy we won the game. Give BU credit, they never gave up and kept fighting all game. It was a tale of two halves. I was very disappointed with the second half we were not competitive. From this point forward we need to be better. We should not worry about shot selection. We have to keep playing the way we play and play hard all game. It is a learning process, I was not pleased with the second half."
Ford on UMass' defense:
"As a whole, when you look at the percentages, its not that bad, but its a little deceiving. Our defense was not that bad. It was our offense not our defense that was wrong. Our offense effected our defense. We quit playing."
Ford on playing once a week for three weeks in a row:
"Playing once a week, we have not played very well for the last several games. It has been a sparodic schedule. It takes a toll not getting in a rhythm. Putting that aside, now we turn around and are playing all the time. We need to turn it around. Its going to be tought now."
Ford on the poor second half:
"That second half really got my attention. Our talk after the game was getting their attention that we were doing the wrong things. If you liked that second half than this is not the sport for you. ... Give BU credit. Tyler Morris is good. Don't be surprised if they are at the top of the league. We need to be strong mentally. We are going to sit down as a coaching staff and find some different buttons to push."
Ford on the upcoming games:
"We have some very, very good tests coming. If you like UMass or you like basketball or both than Wednesday night, this is the place to be, the Mullins Center. It is going to be a very exciting game with Houston and I urge all fans to come out to see UMass and see what should be a great basketball game."