Feb. 17, 2007
Utah Guard Johnnie Bryant
"We started off strong, but they [UNLV] got a bunch of transitions and a couple of offensive rebounds. And then, like it has been all year, once one thing goes wrong, then everything just compounds. We just have to try to find a way to fight through it and get stops on the defensive end so we won't be under pressure on the offensive end and feel like we have to make plays just to get points on the board."
Utah Center Luke Nevill
"I just think that we had a mental lapse and we just don't play defense. They get a few shots off of transition or they get a few points, and then instead of us stopping it there, they just keep going and it just keeps fueling their runs. We just have to learn how to stop it early, or it gets out of control like it did tonight. It is frustrating for this to happen at home. We had this game from the start and we were playing really well, but defensively we just kind of gave up I guess, and that just killed us."
Utah Head Coach Ray Giacoletti
"We talked about pride and effort--and at the very minimum to respect the game enough to give that kind of effort--and communication, things you can control. We can't trust each other defensively because we do things differently every time. You have to be able to trust each other and to be able to talk, and for whatever reason we have not done a very good job getting them to talk."
UNLV Head Coach Lon Krueger
"I'm happy for Joe [Darger]. He did a great job and made shots in front of family and friends and that was good to see. It is a good sign for down the stretch.
"I'm very pleased; the guys stepped up and made shots. We hit buckets in transition and shot well from the perimeter."
"We managed the game very well. Only four turnovers the whole game and we'd take that anytime."
"Wink [Adams] was great. He drove well, rebounded well and shot well today."
"It's always good to win on the road and in this conference it's very tough to win on the road. This is a good win for us here."