Nov. 6, 2006
Utah Head Coach Ray Giacoletti
"This was a good opportunity for us to guard against a perimeter-oriented team that plays like Air Force. It was a good experience for us to go try to guard guys a little smaller than us."
"We're headed in the right direction with our play. We've got the pieces starting to fill in. Deane gave good energy and filled in very well. The young guys need to know that there are other ways to contribute other than shooting."
"Turnovers are always something that we want to get better at. They gave us some match-up problems because of their unorthodox style. Turnovers have been our Achilles' heel for a couple of years and our guards did a good job tonight of not turning it over."
"We need to do a better job defensively with ball screens. We need to be good to attack Southern Utah's match-up zone."
Utah Guard Johnnie Bryant
"We need to guard the ball better. They got a couple of easy looks and we need to guard that better."
"I think we're heading in the right direction. We haven't looked great yet, but we just need to keep improving. We need to have a little more sense of urgency on the defensive end. We just need to keep playing and stay positive even when we make mistakes."