Jan. 2, 2006
"Well, Cornell is a well coached, disciplined team who stuck with what they wanted to do offensively and defensively. They did a very good job of that. We won the game and it is time to move on, and really compete in this Pac-10."
ON WHAT TEAM HAS LEARNED SINCE ARIZONA LOSS:
"I think we are a pretty good team. I think we have the capabilities to have a very successful season, if internally we can understand that you have got to play the game for forty minutes. That is probably what we took away from it the most."
ON Jon Brockman:
"I don't know he was active, and that is good to see. He is a much better player, a lot like Bobby Jones, when he is very active. He would tell you that we talk about that quite a bit, screen and relocate. Jon, believe it or not, is playing a different type of basketball game than he has ever played in his life. He is guarding on the perimeter, he is put into a position to handle the ball on the perimeter, and he is not just in the confines of the paint, where he has spent a lot of time and dominated by doing so. On this level we spread out a little more, and that is just a learning process, that is something that he is just going to continue to work for."
ON Jon Brockman's SHOT SELECTION:
"I don't know if he is looking for his shot more. We talk about moving to put yourself into position. Sometimes we just watch games and we say `why isn't he shooting more', well shots aren't there all the time. You can't just turn around and shoot, then we are like `why is he forcing shots, just to get shots off'. You are trying to put yourself into position to get shots off. Jamaal Williams is one of the best at it, everyone is trying to deny him the ball and keep him from making the catch, yet he has a great ability to get himself open to make shots."
Cornell Head Coach Steve Donahue
General Comments: "Number one, the team we played, Washington, is a very good basketball team. It was impressive how they shared the ball, rebounded, and executed their offense. It was very impressive to watch the two lower post players, Jamaal Williams and Jon Brockman. Both of them are undersized but they move great around the basket. Washington shares the basketball and shoots very well."
On Cornell's Performance: "I thought that we competed. We shot the basketball pretty well against a great team. We took care of the ball and played pretty good defense on the perimeter."
On his team's performance against Bucknell: "I am not really sure why we played poorly against Bucknell. It could be due to the fact that we were missing our point guard due to injury"