AUDIO: Brownell talks Duke loss

CLEMSON - Head coach Brad Brownell talks about Sunday night's 73-66 loss to No. 6 Duke.


Overall thoughts:
"It's pick your poison. They have so many good players, it's hard to keep them all down. We had a stretch there in the first half where we got a little too excited because of how well we were playing. We started taking some quick shots, and that allowed them to come back in the game. We didn't make free throws. I thought we competed hard. We did a good job causing turnovers for them and getting them out of rhythm. I thought we rebounded well and got to the free throw line, which is hard to do."

On the play of Milton Jennings:
"He played pretty well tonight. He did what he was supposed to do. He's a junior in the program. He's a guy that has some ability. If we can get he and Devin to play like that on a regular basis, we're a formidable opponent. When they don't, we're very, very average."

On whether there are moral victories to take away from the loss:
"We're here to win games. I understand that Duke's a terrific team. They are obviously well-coached and all of that, but we had opportunities to win the game. We're not having a great year at all, so everybody can say we had a good effort or that it was a good try. You can't let that fool you. We played better and did some good things. There were some positives that can be taken from this. But at the end of the day, on your home court, you have to try to find a way to win that game, especially when you get off to a good start. We didn't get it done."

On the team's lack of a go-to scorer:
"We're just hurt a little bit because we don't have that one guy that gives our whole team confidence on offense. We need that guy that when he's got it, we feel good that he's going to make a shot, get in the paint and get fouled, draw help and get another guy an easy look. That's what's hurting this team. I think that hurts a lot of teams." Top Stories