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Troy Caupain and Octavius Ellis speak after tough 78-76 loss to Butler

Troy Caupain and Octavius Ellis spoke to the media after the Bearcats came up on the short end of the stick after a Roosevelt Jones game winner with .01 seconds left on the clock.

Caupain on losing on a buzzer beater:

“Well we battled back had a good three point play to tie the game fluke of the basketball gods I guess we missed the steal still had the advantage 3 on 1, but he made the layup.

“It just hurts to lose like that we battled back the game was packed you want to win your first game with the crowd excited the way they were, but it didn’t happen for us tonight.”


Ellis on potential steal on last play:

“I tried to run through the pass, I tipped the ball and he got it I guess he outfought me and they scored to win the game.”

Caupain on Butler's points off 14 Bearcat turnovers:

“Yeah that’s the difference right there 14 turnovers and they had 16 points off turnovers we just got to do better at controlling the basketball, me personally and the team in general we can’t turn the ball over that many times and expect to win.”

Ellis on 3 point play to tie the game:

“Just stayed with the play coach told me to pick and roll and I stayed with it to get the rebound and knock down one free throw to tie it.”

Caupain on Bearcats Defense holding Butler to low field goal percentage:

“It was tough we were everywhere, we were unorganized as a team lack of communication from the five guys on the floor and Dunham hit some tough shots late down the stretch and early in the game, but overall defensively to many mental mistakes.”

Caupain on how a game like tonight could help the Bearcats later down the road

“It’s just going to humble us yesterday at practice it wasn’t the best practice things that we can’t do at practice that takes us out the game today. We got to be more prepared as individuals and be more focused we can’t lose games like this coming down to the wire these are the kind of games we will play in March. Every game is a battle and you want to practice for these games not for the blow outs.”

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