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Coach Stockton's Quotes Following Tulane's 73-71 Win At South Alabama

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Dec. 1, 2009

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On Chassity Brown's layup with 4.7 seconds remaining in the game
"We knew they didn't have any timeouts and that's one reason I didn't want to call one after the free throws. She did the right thing. I'll get a timeout if we need it. Otherwise, let's not let the defense set up. I think the defense tried to double team her a little bit with the ball, and that really gave her the seam to go full court. She's so good at that. I was glad to see her take it to the basket and finish."

On South Alabama's ability to bounce back in key situations and keep the game close
"Shooting 58 percent and feeling lucky that you win is ridiculous. They have so many players that can shoot the three. It was definitely a mismatch. You look at our two posts with 21 and 18, so they definitely couldn't guard our post. And I thought our posts had a hard time guarding their wings. It was kind of a stubborn contest to see who was going to win it. It was a good game. They shot 44 percent and really shot well from the three."

On the team going through a long stretch without scoring
"That's one thing about this team. We have to make sure we take good shots and stay in our offense. We got to where the posts were scoring so much, the guards let down a little bit. When that happens, it's hard for them to get back into the game."

On South Alabama's 16 offensive rebounds
"What really hurt is us that they really penetrated so well. We had to rotate our defense and when we did that, our matchups in our box outs weren't there. Any time that team makes you rotate as many times as we did tonight, the other team is going to have free run to the basket."

On South Alabama's 3-point shooting
"I think we played really hard. They're a difficult team to play because of their offense. A five-out motion is not something we've ever seen with a team this athletic. They haven't shot the three very well all year consistently. They did shoot it well tonight and that was our biggest fear tonight, that if they shot the ball well it would be a game."

 

 

On Friday's upcoming game against Prairie View A&M
"It's good to be back and with the Big Easy Classic, it's going to be a lot of fun. This time of year with our kids in exams, it's always tough. Hopefully we can be focused through the weekend, get through exams and then go hopefully until March."