Quotes: Duke vs. Miami

Several Blue Devils met the media following Sunday night's win

Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski

Opening Comments
"I thought the guys played well. This is a young group and I thought they hung in and played strong. Jon and Greg handled the ball well and hit big shots in the second half. McClure was big with 11 rebounds.

"They didn't get into the paint as much with their penetration which is what we tried to prevent."

On Stopping McClintion
"He missed some shots. He was DeMarcus' responsibility. We gave him a lot of attention because we respect him. We switched on him a lot and that was effective."

On shooting 81% in the first half
"Playing a game like this is good because we've been fighting to be consistent. We're young and we haven't had a lot of time together.

"This was not an easy thing tonight and I'm proud that we could make plays and free throws down the stretch on the road"

Jon Scheyer

"Certain games more shots are going to be there and others my shot won't be there that much. I hit a couple early, felt good and just kept feeling it. We came back, practiced really hard and prepared a lot better than we did in the past. We loose together, and we win together. We played to our strengths and limited our weaknesses."

DeMarcus Nelson

"Sure we felt like we had to win, we lost two games that we felt like we gave away. We had to prepare inward for this game and look at ourselves. This game we wanted to come out here, compete at a high level and play with extreme confidence. Everyone made plays tonight; it was a total team effort. You have to take it game by game, we'll take the positives out of this game and continue to reinforce them and take the negatives to try to get better at them and try to prepare for our next game."

Greg Paulus

"We wanted to end the half better than we did. We gave up the three and then the lay-up. We got off to a good start the second half. We went back to the practice courts and worked hard. We kept it together and just went back to the basics."

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