Quotes from the Court

Following Michigan's victory over Northwestern this afternoon, head coach Tommy Amaker and freshman guard Daniel Horton spoke with the press.

Head Coach Tommy Amaker

On having the longest winning streak in the country:

"I'm happy that our kids played hard. We came back in the second half after we trailed by eight at half time. Northwestern played with its back against the wall and we were able to battle back and get a win."

On the team's play late in the first half:

"I was disappointed because we made poor decisions and we weren't performing on the backboard. I tried to make sure I regrouped before I talked to them because there were still 20 minutes left to play."

On LaVell Blanchard's play in the second half:

"LaVell showed a lot of intensity and passion. I love to coach him that way and then his enthusiasm permeated throughout the whole team."

On having the Maize Rage student group travel on the road:

"It's uplifting to have fan support on road. We worked with the administration to get two buses to bring the students out here and we heard them throughout the game. They certainly helped us today."

Daniel Horton

On being undefeated in the Big Ten:

"It means a lot. It puts us at 4-0 and tied for first place in the conference. The two wins on the road are especially important because it's so tough on the road in the Big Ten."

On the defense in the second half:

"We wanted to turn their shooters into drivers. We had to take away the three and make them shoot mid-range jumpers."

On what Michigan needs to do to continue its streak:

"For our team, defense is the key for us to win. The offense is going to come but we have to guard people."

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