Postgame Quotes after YSU beat CSU 73-67
Cleveland State Head Coach Gary Waters
"Youngstown State outplayed us today and when they do that, they deserve to win. We didn't play Cleveland State basketball. We made it an offensive game with all of our weapons. If you make it a defensive game, you have a chance to win
"It was one of those days where we weren't putting everything together. We turned the ball over in crucial situations and that haunted us. You can't do that against a good team when the game is tight."
"Youngstown State plays everybody tough. They have lost some real close games so they know how to play in tight situations. They have five offensive players and you need to match that with five defensive players. We didn't do that today."
"We didn't play very good defense today. We were trying to match basket-to-basket and that is not us. We average 65 points per game and we got that. But we gave up 73 points, and we just can't do that."
"Youngstown State shot well. They shot very, very well from three-point territory. Anytime they had a glimpse at an open three, they hit it."
"It is a crushing loss because its at home. You still have to play tough league games on the road and that isn't easy. You have to take advantage at home and we did not do that. We won two league games on the road but losing today gives the advantage we earned right back."
"Today was a good crowd and they gave us energy. We didn't give them the performance they deserve."
"It's just one game, but we'll go back to working on the basics to get it right."
"With about six minutes to go, its a one or two point game. It just blew up on us. Every single game that we have lost has been a tight game and then all of a sudden it blows up on us. We need to solve that problem."
Senior Guard Jeremy Montgomery
"I tried to let the game come to me in the second half and get other guys involved. It didn't go our way in the second half."
Senior Forward D'Aundray Brown
"If we lose, we fail as a team. It doesn't matter if an individual shuts down one guy. We preach team defense. If someone screams they need help, we need to be there. We need to pick up on our rotations and communicate better."
"We came out flat. We didn't have enough energy out there. When you have to fight back all game, the outcome can go either way."
"They have good guard play and good bigs down low. We took them for granted and came out on the wrong end today."