Quotes: ISU 90, Augustana 68

Fred Hoiberg says Melvin Ejim's ahead of schedule on his recovery from a knee injury

Quotes from Iowa State's exhibition win over Augustana:

Head coach Fred Hoiberg

"I thought we were timid in the first half. They hit some contested shots and we let it bother us. Second half I thought we did a good job contesting shots, being in spots where we were supposed to."

"[Replacing Ejim] It'll have to be by committee. Percy Gibson was very active, getting in better shape. Now that he's getting some more work he can get up and down the floor."

"Melvin's doing great, ahead of schedule on his injury, and hopefully we'll have him back soon."

"[Georges Niang] does a good job as a faciliitar. Done a really good job of that all year in practices. He's making good plays. Thought he forced the issue a few times, took a couple quick shots."

DeAndre Kane

"It felt great, getting out there with my teammates. We've beat each other up in practice the last couple months and to play somebody different is good for us."

"Melvin's our leader out there, louder than anybody on the bench … We miss him a lot and are hoping for a speedy recovery."

"We've got a lot of great shooters on this team. I'm kind of bigger than a lot of guards in the league so if coach sees a mismatch he'll exploit it."

Matt Thomas

"I wouldn't say I was nervous, as a whole team we just got off to a slow start. In these second half my teammates were getting me open shots and I was knocking them down."

"To see one [three-pointer] go down, definitely a good feeling."


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