December 22, 2012
Wyoming vs UCSB Post Game Quotes
Post game quotes from Wyoming head coach and UC-Santa Barbara's Bob Williams after the Cowboys defeated the Gauchos to move to 12-0 on the season. Shyatt talks about keys to victory on Friday night.
UW Head Coach Larry Shyatt's Quotes
"Great second half. When we went up at half, and I was aggravated, they (the Wyoming players) were aggravated -- not so much because we were missing shots but the basic human instinct is we beat these guys before and it's human nature to think this should be easier. But in the second half, what can you say. We held them to one for 13 from three, and the 'Boss', Leonard Washington), went to work and took us from a one-point deficit to a seven-point lead. Then we were able to knock down some threes and got a comfortable lead.
"That was a good team that we beat. It's a well-coached team. "I told the team, our coaches and our managers that they're can't be a coach in the country who is prouder to line up with our staff and our guys. They really cut loose. They give us everything they've got."
"I thought two key things happened tonight. We took care of the ball from the onset of the game -- only eight turnovers. The last time we played this team, we won the game, but we had 16 turnovers. Second, we made extra pass after extra pass -- sometimes maybe too many -- but that is the luxury of having an unselfish team. My only disappointment of the night was missing eight or nine free throws that we normally knock down."
"These guys deserve it (a break). They now get four and a half days to enjoy time with the people who are important to them. Hopefully, they're not satisfied. In the locker room, I didn't see anyone walking around being anything but humble. I can't wait to get back on the 27th (of December) and go back to work and hopefully keep this thing going."
"I thought our guys showed great effort tonight, particularly in the second half. We were after every loose ball, or what we call 50-50 balls where no one has a right to the ball it's just who wants it the most. Sometimes we didn't come up with the ball, but we have a stat we keep in practice and games called first to the floor, and we were first to the floor several times tonight. When you play with effort like that, it sends the right message to everyone on the team."
UCSB Head Coach Bob Williams' Quotes
"I thought [Leonard] Washington was sensational in the second half. we wanted to keep our best guy on him - Al [Williams]. They did the cross-screen action, and as our guys got tired, we just didn't get through screens. We didn't fight very well. We are at 7,200 feet, and it looked like it during [Washington's] 8-0 run."
"I think [Wyoming is] really good defensively. I think the first half, when they were doubling Al [Williams], we had better opportunities and good looks. We just missed some open shots. In the second half, they stopped doubling Al, when they got a bit of a lead, they stayed with us on the perimeter and we didn't get good looks. "[Wyoming is] ranked by us. I think that they deserve to be ranked. They've got a really well-balanced team and they have had to win on the road, and come from behind. They beat a ranked team in Colorado. I think they've got a good team."
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