Virginia Tech Post-Game Quotes
Dec. 3, 2006
George Washington Head Coach Karl Hobbs:
"It really worried me, because both of those guys are sitting there with three fouls. Any time those guys get those early fouls it's just a major concern."
On slowing things down:
"I think the win was huge. I think it was huge because we are a team that's trying to develop a personality, for us to beat a team like Virginia Tech this early in the season. It's huge for us. The thing that I like was the fact that down the stretch we played terrific defense under five minutes and I really thought the guys dug down. The biggest thing we wanted to do coming into this game was limit the offensive rebounds. That was our focus."
"Every day, every second, every minute. That was our focus."
"Carl has a great feel. I thought he made some great plays down the stretch. He made two key plays - number one, penetrating to get the foul, and secondly he made a tremendous play...He made an incredible play, I mean he really saved the day."
"I thought Regis was tremendous, I thought he had terrific numbers. He had a lot of big rebounds. Every rebound was important. He got us 10 points, he's the guy we need for so many things, I'm just hoping he doesn't wear down because he's always going to have to guard big, physical players."
"I'm very pleased with Travis, he's one of the very few freshmen we've been able to recruit that physically has come in and been able to play at this level. He has good guys to his left and his right and those guys take good care of him. He is high energy. With time, he's going to be a terrific player."
"What we wanted to do was force them to have to shoot contested jump shots from the perimeter. I told the team at halftime we need to settle down, we need to run our offense, play with a little more poise offensively. I felt we took some quick, rushed shots in the first half. I told them we have to make them play good defense, we have to make them defend four or five cuts."
"I liked the toughness, I liked the mental toughness. I thought for the first time all year we showed great mental toughness. It paid off because when the ball was on the floor we had several guys dive for it. When the ball went on the backboard we had several guys boxing out going after the boards and making second-effort plays."
Virginia Tech Head Coach Seth Greenberg:
"Game was at a snail's pace. I thought at times we had some pretty good looks. We missed some good looks. It's just a situation where we have to find a way to start a second half when we are in control of the game. You have to check some people. We didn't take care of the basketball, therefore we had a hard time checking people. It was a snails pace because they try to spread you out and drive you. Our turnovers led to their baskets."
On losing three close games and how to improve: