UM-SC: Tubby Smith Presser

MINNEAPOLIS --'s post game press conference coverage includes quotes and audio from head coach Tubby Smith.

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"First, I would just like to complement Siena. Mitch Buonaguro had his team ready to play tonight. I told our team that Siena is a veteran team that has been to war with some of the best teams in the country. We knew they were not going to be intimidated by anybody, especially the way we played. I thought with the performance Clarence Jackson put on tonight, we just had no answer for him. We had trouble stopping guys off the dribble. It is good to get the win.

"It was a hard fought game and our players stepped up and played well. I thought Austin Hollins played well and showed a lot of courage. Chip (Armelin) played well and we are getting good play from everyone who is coming off the bench. Trevor (Mbakwe) played well with a double-double and Blake showed a lot of guts."


On improvements he is looking for during the tournament in Puerto Rico...
"Well, when I look at tonight, we have to get more consistency in our play. We had a drought, and defensively we were bad tonight. We need to shut down the three-point shot, although I did think we did a little better in the second half. We also need to shoot better and we did that in the second half, which got us back in the ball game. Those are some of the things we need to work on."

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