Men's Basketball
Post Game Quotes

Feb. 27, 2010

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Notre Dame 78, Georgetown 64
Verizon Center
Washington, D.C.

Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson III

On today's loss...
"To say today is disappointing would be an understatement. It's extremely disappointing. Now, Notre Dame played extremely well. They shot the ball extremely well. I don't happen to know what the numbers are but the open shots they got they put in; the contested shots they got they put in. So they did a good job of coming out and doing what they had to do. We made a little run there in the second half and then as soon as we got it to four, I don't remember the exact time line, but I feel like they got 2 or 3 three's, they got fouled shooting a three, you know right when we got close they extended it. So that's with the players that's what the teams do."

On Georgetown being Out Rebounded...
"What do I attribute to? I am not sure. That was the discussion at half time. They came in focused, they came in with the intent of doing that and they did it."

On Defending the Three...
"When you play against Notre Dame that's what you have to be able to do. They shoot the ball extremely well; we knew that coming in...believe it or not we wanted to take away the threes."

On Ben Hansbrough's Performance...
"I think that (Hansbrough) did take control. You can't play from behind all the time. We've come from behind in several games. That's not necessarily a script we want to follow, so we have to do a better job early. I think Hansbrough's plays at the start of the second half, in many ways, were deflating because we came out excited, ready to play and they got two layups and 2 or 3 three's and so that's what I said, that's what goods players do."

Georgetown sophomore center Greg Monroe

On the inability to reflect the results of the Louisiville game ...
"It's a different game. It's not the same game as a few days ago. It's not the same team or the same game we had to get stops at the start of the half and Hansbrough did a good job of just making plays."

Georgetown sophomore guard Jason Clark

On Notre Dame's shooters ...
"They moved the ball well as a team and they have pretty good shooters, mostly everyone who is on the court. They were able to knock down the 3."

Notre Dame Head Coach Mike Brey

On the game ...
"It's a great win for us obviously. I'm really proud of this group since we lost Luke Harangody. We really played like heck and tried to figure out the best way to play without him and I think we've embraced that certainly offensively.

Today our defense really got us the win. I thought defensively we were really good, made big shots to hold them off. We're just thrilled to be 8-8 in this league. We played like heck just to get to .500 in this league. It's a nice position to be in going into our last two home games."

On Carleton Scott's 17-point, career-high performance ...
He's been playing well. This was his third career start since 'Gody (Luke Harangody) went down. I just feel he's getting confident. The game is so mental."

On Georgetown's play without a healthy Austin Freeman ...
"There's no question. Freeman was not himself today. He was sick and they are a very different basketball team. I'm a firm believer in survival of the fittest in this very cruel league but they are very different without Freeman."



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