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2011-12 Virginia Men’s Basketball Postgame Quotes

November 21, 2011

Virginia 60, Drake 52

Virginia Head Coach Tony Bennett

On the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam:

“Tough tournament, it really is. I wish we would have had the chance to play Marquette. They’re a heck of a team.

“But our staff, we were talking about it, Alabama came here [last year] and went 0-3 in this tournament. And in these settings, especially the third game, a lot of crazy stuff happens when you watch these tournaments. Whether it’s poor shooting, turnovers, you see that stuff happen.”

On Virginia’s first half:

“We had a good first half. Even at the start of the second half, got in a little rhythm offensively and started stretching the lead out, and then all of the sudden a couple of those empty possessions we talked about came, and we really got shaky.”

On the second half:

“I’m glad we weathered the storm in that second half. We really did, because we got shaky with the ball. Maybe in the past we wouldn’t have been able to recover, but I thought after we finally calmed down, we had to break the press, we had to make free throws, we had to try and get stops. But to be able to overcome that adversity, I take as a positive.”

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