Nov. 16, 2010
Georgetown 69, Tulane 53
November 13, 2010
Head Coach John Thompson III
Opening Statement ...
Jason Clark's Grandmom passed away this afternoon. It's been a difficult day for him. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to him and his family. You go to him as a Coach this afternoon to figure out whether he's going to play or if he should play. He decided he wanted to play, but first and foremost our thoughts and prayers go out to Jason and his family.
On the amount of three-pointers taken in the first half ...
There was a stretch there were I thought we were taking too many three-pointers, but I think Tulane made a concerted effort that that was what they were going to give us. They clogged everything up, when we threw it down they were sending bodies at the guys in the post and so they just said we're going to let you take shots and see if you can make them. I'm comfortable with that, because I think we have guys that can make them, but in a perfect world we get more of a mix. It was apparent to me that there game plan was we're going to give them threes.
On the team's three-quarter court defense ...
I think we got better at it today. It gave us a little spark today when we hit a lull. We hit a lull at the end of the first half and a lull at the start of the second half, but when we went to that we made some plays, we got some steals and I think we improved at it today.
On the play of the freshman ...
They played like freshman. As a sidenote, Markel has been sick and hasn't practiced the last couple of days. In a pinch he could have played today, but I just thought it was best to let him get a little rest. I think as the year goes on the whole freshman class, including Moses Ayegba when we get him back, will help add to the depth that we have. They are all going to be players, they are all going to be play a significant role as we go along.
Junior guard Jason Clark
On playing with the loss of his Grandmother ...
I think the biggest decision was speaking to her the last couple of weeks she wanted to stay at school, she didn't want me to come home, she wanted me to keep playing basketball. She said when this day comes she wanted me to continue this and she wanted me to succeed, so I knew she would want me to play today.
On the team's rebounding and pulling down a career-high 11 rebounds ...
I think it was a good team effort on the boards. They shot a lot of threes, so there were a lot of balls that we had to run down. They weren't just around the basket where the big men would get them.
Senior guard Chris Wright
On sharing the basketball and getting eight assists ...
My role is bigger than just scoring the ball. I have to get people involved and Jason was shooting the ball really well and Austin was shooting the ball well, so you have to keep getting them the ball. If I hit a shoot every now and then that would be pretty cool, but I have to keep playing and getting my teammates involved.
Senior guard Austin Freeman
On the four point play in the second half that shifted momentum ...
We ran a play, I read what my defender was doing, I came off the screen, got my shot and he fouled me.