Saint Mary's 61, Loyola Marymount 50
Saturday, Feburary 16, 2013
"This was a tough game, a tough bounceback game. We played an emotional game (on Thursday) and got beat, then we have to come down here and play these guys. They are desperate and they are playing hard. They want to get a win. They have been struggling. It was a tough one to get into. We didn't shoot free throws well. I thought we played well defensively, competed well. Our defense got us through. We put such an emphasis on defense and rebounding. There are nights when you are going to go 17 of 35 from the line, turn the ball over and don't shoot it well. So, thank goodness we defended.
"As a team, we did a better job of rebounding in the second half. I'm not sure why, but we did. Fortunately, we made them miss shots and we didn't give them second chances. Mitch got a lot of boards. And, our guards got some. It was a team effort there. We separated. We got that thing to 20, but they kept scrapping and they came back. I wasn't pleased with that. But, it's a win and we'll take it."