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Some fascinating stats...
Akron holds the nation's sixth-longest active home winning streak at 15. BYU is first with 37.
A&T was averaging 10 steals a game. They only got three tonight.
Dials and Wood notched season highs in points (21) and rebounds (15), respectively.
Quotes from Dambrot...
"That second half was a little choppy."
"In three weeks, I see a completely different team. With only two days (for McKnight and Roberts), it's hard to acclimate. We had to get them out there. I think they're going to be great players in the league. Roberts gives you ball pressure. McKnight's a floor stretcher, but we have to teach him our defensive rules. By the end of the year, this team has a real chance."
"I don't like to play 11 guys, but we're gonna do it until we sort this thing out." (He said he'd like to get the rotation down to nine.)
"Our defense around the rim has been atrocious."
"There's a couple teams in this league that sandbag, then play pretty well in the MAC Tournament."
"This is the deepest backcourt we've ever had. We've gone with three guards in the past few years. We were lucky we weren't injured. Now we have four and I like it."
Quote from Dials...
On why the team shot 31 3s: "They sagged a lot. Second half, we went cold."
Quotes from Wood...
"We're 8-2. We're rollin'. We're pretty good."
"Do I think we've really been tested? In the sense of a really good team, I don't think we've been tested. We will be ready for Miami."
(He's getting stitches after the game over his left eye.)
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