"We showed we can defend tonight. We couldn't let Tyndale or Christmas kill us, and we didn't. It's not a great win, but we took steps."
"Woody did a good job throwing out."
On McNees' passes: "You see these gray hairs, don't you? The guy thinks he's
On Conyers: "This guy is a good shooter. He just hasn't shown it yet."
"Having a healthy Cedrick makes us a better team."
Sergio Olmos: "I didn't think he could get 11 all season, but he did (tonight)."
On poor foul shooting: "I try not to talk about it. All we can do is shoot the reps and be positive. Either you believe or you don't believe."
On the different offense: "This team has to play a little faster to win."
Ronnie Stewart's health: They ruled out a heart problem. It could be a stomach issue. He's out of the hospital now.
On Linhart: "Linhart is perplexing me. He is struggling offensively."
On Conyers' defense: "Jimmy is probably a better post defender than the 4 guys we got (power forwards McKnight and Milum)."
Looking toward next season, when 10 of the 13 players will be freshmen and sophomores: "I'm just hoping they keep extending my contract. Most of the time, you don't win with freshmen and sophomores."
On incoming recruits
Humpty Hitchens and
Alex Sullivan: "I like that unbelievable quickness at the guard spot, which we haven't had."
Conyers talks about guarding
Dionte Christmas: "That was tough. Move. Move. Move. Never sit still, chasing him off screens."
Wood talks about his hair: "The kids love it."
Wood talks about Rhodes Arena: "We take pride that when people come here, we win."
Fran Dunphy talks about the game: "I thought they (Akron) did a really good job offensively. I watched their tape, and they like to take teams away from what they want to do. Akron plays really good man-to-man defense."