Dec. 22, 2007
ECU Head Coach Mack McCarthy
"On one hand, I am really disappointed with the loss, but on the other, I am really proud of how far we have come. We are becoming more consistent in a lot of areas, but one area we are not consistent is offensively. We didn't guard as well as we could have, but we were really competitive in a lot of areas. We rebounded the basketball, we turned them over a little bit, and it seemed like we were one basket away from feeling comfortable with the game."
"UNCW is a really good offensive team, maybe even the best we have played this year. It took a great defensive effort, and we didn't have that, and that's disappointing."
"UNCW does a lot of little on big, big on little screens, and they make you work through a whole lot of difficult situations and we got lost a few times."
" I was really proud of John Fields' competitive nature, not only scoring, but just the way he competed."
Sophomore Gabe Blair
On The Difference In The Last Minutes Of The Game:
"It was definitely the defense. We did not play good defense at the end of the game. [UNCW] hit key shots and we couldn't seem to get over the hump."
On The Battle In The Post:
"There was a lot of grabbing and scratching down low. It was like an undercover fight. It was a dirty fight but in a good way. There were just a lot of guys banging down there."
On Coming Out Of A Long Break
"I think we were a little too anxious to play. We hadn't played in two weeks and our last game (NC State) was a big game. We calmed down after a few minutes of the game."
Sophomore John Fields
On The Emphasis Of The Inside Game:
On His Offensive Output:
"[Coach McCarthy] told us in the scouting report that Kuljanin had slow feet. He doesn't want to foul you because he will get into foul trouble."
"[Coach McCarthy] told the guards to throw the ball inside in the first half because the outside shots weren't falling. We were having success in the post so our number kept being called."