OLIVER PURNELL: (7:01)
"My hat goes off to Missouri for winning a tough ball game. I thought both teams played extremely hard. I was disappointed we didn't Trevor on the line a little bit more because maybe we weren't aggressive enough in there. Missouri made their runs in the second half by knocking down some big shots. Our issues were turnovers that we can't defend, points off turnovers we can't defend. We did a good job on the backboard. We just didn't finish like we needed to as Missouri heated up from the perimeter. Obviously the locker room is sad right now. They were prepared and gave a great effort.
"In the first half I thought we played well offensively. The turnovers kept us from having a lead. We had a nine-point lead there at one time. Then we went back and forth going into the half. I didn't really feel good at the half that we were tied because we shot the ball well. Offensively we were knocking it out and Trevor was making nice passes. The turnovers at the top where you couldn't defend- those were the problems. The second half we wanted to take care of the basketball much better and we got the ball where we wanted we just didn't finish inside.
"We were getting the ball where we wanted to get it. I didn't think they were coming as much and as quickly. I thought our guys were fine. They were loose. They dealt with frustration in a positive way in a game of runs. They hung in there. Second half we didn't finish well inside."
DEMONTEZ STITT, ANDRE YOUNG: (8:27)
STITT: "In the first half it seemed like we attacked a little bit more. We got the ball into Book a little more and he was able to kick it out for open shots. Second half some shots didn't fall for us. Book got the ball inside but didn't execute like we wanted to."
YOUNG: "I think their main focus was to slow down Trevor. They double and tripled-team him all night. Some of our shots didn't go down in the second half when they were still doubling down on Book."
TREVOR BOOKER: (2:48)
"They did a good job of doubling me. Everytime I got the ball they did that. We were hot early. We shot the ball great in the first half and then we missed some open looks."
AUDIO: Purnell, Booker, Stitt, Young
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