UM-UI Postgame: Sampson III, Williams

MINNEAPOLIS — Quotes and audio from Ralph Sampson III and Rodney Williams after the Gophers loss to Iowa.


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Ralph Sampson III | Center
(1:27)

On the game:
"I think it's more about where we played. We jumped on the early, forced them to play our ball (game) and went on and we got complacent. We allowed them to settle into their game."

On Iowa's zone defense:
"Later they switched to zone which is a different pace of game for us. The whole game switched when they did that."

On the future of the season:
"Being in the Big Ten Conference, you're reminded that you're still part of a young team. So we still have a little work to do, still have some growing and maturing to do. We're going to keep going at it hard and we'll be alright."


Rodney Williams | Power Forward
(0:40)

On the final shot attempt:
"We were looking to get the ball to Julian (Welch) but his man denied him and Mav's man went towards him, too, so Mav had a clear path to the bucket and I thought it was going in but it didn't end up going our way."

On previously finishing strong:
"We're getting defensive stops -- we're just not executing on the offensive end, we're having way to many turnovers, and we've been out-rebounded again for the fourth game in a row."

On three-point struggles:
"We're just not knocking them down. The ball's going in the hoop for us in practice but out here, come game time."


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