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Post-Game Quotes

Jan. 16, 2007

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Utah Head Coach Ray Giacoletti
"I am proud of our guys. Nothing is harder than when you are going through tough times to find out about yourself and about your character. If you've never been in a team, you don't understand that. I am proud of them; not only did they get off to a good start, but good from start to finish. I thought we were pretty darn solid. Air Force, to their credit, hit some incredible 3's there at the end. It was more mental than anything: catch and be strong with the ball, and find an open man. People have no idea how hard it is to keep ourselves, our staff, and our team focused and headed in the right direction, positive, and to keep working hard every day. They have done a great job of that in this tough time."

Utah Center Luke Nevill
"The guys got me the ball a lot this game, and I know how hard it was. Air Force played a very tight-knit defense and kind of double-downed me a bit and surrounded me a lot. It is a huge relief to get this win, especially against a ranked team like Air Force. We needed a win, and this win is especially sweet. We played excellent defense, and our motto for this game was `just keep coming.' We needed this win to get us going."

Utah Guard Lawrence Borha
"I was mad that I didn't get to play in the last game, so I wanted to just prove to everybody that I can play. They just left me open, and it was just like they disrespected me, and I just had to knock down shots. This didn't feel like a career high for me, it just felt like I was out on the court playing. It felt good just playing, since I didn't play in the last game. I am a competitor. This game was a big game. They came in here and we shocked them. We can turn this around."

Air Force Head Coach Jeff Bzdelik
"People need to wake up and understand that they have themselves a heck of a basketball team and a really great coach. They need to support that team and get off of the coach's back and let him do his thing, it's ridiculous."

"We have been full of ourselves and not started good the last three ballgames. We've allowed teams to get off to a high percentage shooting and dug ourselves a hole. It caught up to us tonight. I take full responsibility for that."

"They controlled the game all night, they really did."

"Utah is a good basketball team. They are young and a team that is so close to reversing its record. I was aware of that, but failed to convey that to my team."

"The way we lost this game is tough. Give Utah credit; there was some things that we didn't do, but all the credit to Utah."

"We need to understand that we will bring out the best in our opponents every night."



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