Nov. 24, 2007
EAST LANSING, Mich. -
"Right now, we are playing a little wounded still. Marquise Gray hurt his ankle yesterday and then in a walkthrough today, he jumped up for a ball and came down on somebody's ankle and that is why he didn't really play. As you probably can see, Neitzel came back from Kansas and didn't practice. The poor kid is giving his all and doesn't have a lot in the tank right now."
"We did not play very good and Oakland played pretty well. We gave up 20 (offensive rebounds still). Your guess is as good as mine as to how G (Goran Suton) can get 20 rebounds one night and zero the night before. I think that's the inconsistency I'm talking about."
"All in all, I was not pleased but, I'm trying to figure out how we can keep the right lineups on the floor. We've got some guys that can shoot and some guys that can defend. We don't have a lot of guys that can do both right now. We're going to have to get better at that but it was really hard to run stuff for Drew (Neitzel) because the poor kid couldn't buy a basket. We're not going to look as good if he's not getting shots or making shots."
"If you look at the positives, it would be offensive rebounding and rebounding in general. The number of turnovers as well; however, I still think we made some ridiculous turnovers. I thought it was another learning experience."
Oakland Coach Greg Kampe
On the play of Jonathan Jones...
"I'm very, very pleased with J.J. (Jonathan Jones). He's a great basketball player, but he's got a lot to learn though if we're going to get to where we want to go. He understands and knows that. What makes him so good is that he's willing to learn and he knows he has to do that. He takes criticism very well...and I give it to him."
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