Dec. 15, 2007
Utah-Missouri State Postgame Quotes
December 15, 2007 - Salt Lake City
"I think we beat a very good team, a very physical team and a very well-coached team today. I thought this was the best team we've played all year in our building. We've got to build a winning program, and today was a step in the right direction."
"Lawrence (Borha) is a good player. When he plays in control and with discipline, I think he can be a great player."
"I love our home crowd. I really love being out there on the court with our team. It's a great building with a lot of tradition."
Utah Junior Tyler Kepkay
"We came out and focused on defense at the beginning. That got us going."
"Today was a must-win game against a very good team."
"Coach puts us in pressure situations in practice, so it was pretty easy for me to step up and hit those free throws at the end of the game."
Missouri State Head Coach Barry Hinson
"Regardless of the outcome, after those eight minutes (at the start of the second half), we played the game with our entire hearts. I thought we had a lot of good efforts from this game. We out-rebounded them in the first half. Our guys did what we asked of them. They kept the ball out of [Luke] Nevill's hands and in the second half we asked them to start hitting their 15-foot jumpers, and they did. I think we did a good job coming back in the second half, but we had trouble with the free-throw shots down the stretch."