Jan. 21, 2012
Head Coach Lon Kruger
"Just a good basketball game, a tough one to lose. I thought our guys did a lot of things well enough to win. But still didn't do some things well enough to win. Congratulations to A&M, they did what they needed to and came up with the win."
On A&M's rebounding off of missed free throws:
"It happened four or five times, and obviously in an overtime game, it's pretty critical. We'll have to get back and work on that part of our game."
On Romero Osby's play:
"Romero did a good job, he was aggressive, attacking, and obviously when a guy is going like that, the opponent is going to do some things to make it more difficult from him."
On A&M's play after Middleton went out:
"I didn't notice anything different. I thought Hibbert came in and did a nice job, Turner hit some big jobs for them, Harris was more aggressive."
What didn't the team do to close out the game?
"Generally, we didn't keep them from shooting it well and rebounding, loose balls on their boards in a critical time in the second half when we got a little bit of a lead. Those are things you have to do to increase that margin there."
How difficult was this one to lose?
"Real tough, real tough to have a game in position when you have a chance to win a road game. Those are hard losses; real tough. The guys are very disappointed, coaching staff is disappointed. But now we have to go and learn from it."
Junior Forward Romero Osby
On not being able to finish the game out in regulation:
"We couldn't close it out. We did some good things, but rebounding and giving up the ball -- it's hard to win games when you do that late in the game."
On the team's mentality going into overtime:
"I don't think anything changed mentally. We just had to go out there and execute and try to win a game on the road."
Junior Guard Steven Pledger
On losing the lead late in regulation:
"We were in position to win the game, but we couldn't get enough stops or rebounds to pull it out."
On the last shot of regulation:
"I felt like I beat my man on the first dribble. I knew I was going to get around to get the fadeaway jumper, and I knew the defender was going to help. Just didn't go down."