|| Head Coach Lon Kruger
"It was a very disappointing result. We played really good basketball for
32 minutes of the game then everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong.
We certainty contributed to the last seven minutes of the game. I credit Texas
for making big plays, they stayed on the attack and did the right things. I am
disappointed that we let this one slip away. We have to get through it even though
it is going to hurt for a while."
On Oklahoma's next step:
"When you lose a ball game, you are always going to look back to see the
things that went wrong. Certainly, there was a lot of opportunity in this ball
game when you are up 22 with seven to go. At this point, we have to regroup. That
is the nature of conference play. It was a big ball game but there is another
big ball game three days from today. We have got to learn from it an try to replicate
the first 32 minutes of the game."
| Senior Forward Romero
On Texas' comeback:
"That is life that is the game of basketball. We love it and we hate it sometimes
because of that kind of thing. We just did not make the plays. We have to get
stops down the stretch. We cannot say that karma came back because he did that
[Horns down hand gesture]. If we won the game there would be nothing said about
it. I am not going to put that on him."
The difference of Texas' play in overtime:
"After the final play in the second half, they put the press on us, which
gave us the momentum; they got buckets and free throws, which made the difference."
|| Senior Guard Sam Grooms
On the game overall:
"We did not take care of the ball; we have to crack down with full court
press. They were active, got some lose balls and so steals that lead to points
On Myck Kabango:
"He is definitely one of the premier point guards in our league and the country.
He is active and he is fast, he is always on the go making plays. If you are his
coach then you appreciate it but if you are playing against him you hate it. He
never really stops. He continues to come at you, which leads to a lot for his
On the last shot of the second half taken by Myck Kabango:
"That was as hard of a shot that they come by, I was surprised that he made
that. He had the flow going and made the shot."
|| Head Coach Rick Barnes
"It is a crazy game. You go to the kids, the momentum, things happen and
I tell you with what our group has been through this year and, obviously we
got lucky on Myck Kabongo's shot. For a guy who has been through the things
he has done he deserves something good like that. I thought they brought their
energy for themselves. Nothing was happening in this building and they got it
going and I thought the best thing was they were oblivious to everything except
what was going on inside the lines. I think they really got lost in the game,
I think they got lost in the team, and there were some great plays made by a
lot of people."
On Myck Kabongo and the comeback:
" He was terrific and I don't think people truly understand what he did,
you are going to look at his line, but to me, the most impressive thing was
the 37 minutes at the level that he competed at on both ends. At halftime, you
know I wasn't really happy and I asked, 'who was going to guard this guy?' Myck
said, 'I will guard him.' I said, 'who is going guard this guy?' Myck said,
'I will guard him if that is what it'll take.' That is the kind of attitude
we want. Myck and Demarcus Holland said during a timeout, 'we are going to keep
playing,' and that is all we could do. We got aggressive with it and then the
momentum swung. We started making some shots but one team gets back on their
heels a little bit because the other one is coming because you are down 19 and
I mean you guys have been around long enough to know that when momentum changes,
some teams are like what just happened. I am sitting here myself thinking what
just happened. But it happened and they are guys that deserve the credit for
On thoughts about the overall team:
"I have always thought we have character guys. But what I have never understood
is why we don't do what we do everyday in practice. That is what I have never
been able to figure out. And actually, I am going to tell you at halftime tonight,
I am there and I finally look at Dean Melchionni and I said, 'Dean, you have
been around here for four year, what do you say?' he just said, 'We don't play
like we play in practice. You guys play each other harder in practice than you
play out here. Why don't you do it like practice?' And we did. And then after
the game, I said, 'Dean what do you think?' And he said, 'we played like the
lights were out.' These guys are character guys. I thought two of the biggest
plays of the game were Demarcus Holland's two threes because he said, 'Okay,
you are not going to guard me then I am going to shoot it."