UM-UW: Tubby Smith Postgame

MADISON, Wisc. --'s postgame press conference coverage includes quotes and audio from head coach Tubby Smith.

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Opening Statement…
"First off, I thought it was a very hard fought basketball game, certainly a compliment to Wisconsin. They did the things they had to do to win the basketball game. We certainly didn't do a good job of defending the 3's, and that was a problem for us. We made some mistakes and couldn't finish around the basket in late game situations. We did some good things, but we need to do a better job. We need to go back and work on some things.


Coach Smith on finishing the game:
"We rebounded well, but we didn't really finish. We missed people. I thought we had opportunities to find people and we didn't. I thought it was the defense that really had some breakdowns. We tried a lot of different things that Jordan Taylor took advantage of when we switched. He took the big guy to the basket or shot over him. He did some good things, and they made some clutch shots."


On Al Nolen's game coming off an injury:
"0-for-6 and 0-for-2 and the guy you're guarding gets 22, that's a tough day for you. I got to be honest he had a tough day but he's, again, its his first real opportunity to get back and he did start today but he'll improve, he'll get better. We need him to keep his confidence, get his confidence, get his stroke back and he'll be fine."

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