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Postgame Quotebook: Texas Tech

Terry Henderson, Juwan Staten and Eron Harris talk about tonight's big win over Texas Tech.

Henderson says he "just came ready to play" tonight.

Henderson on the game tonight: “Just coming ready to play, Kansas State I don’t really think I came ready to play. I got down on myself after I missed my first couple shots down there. Whenever I play like that I want to always come back even harder the next game, and that’s what I tried to do tonight, and I’m just glad we got a win.”

Henderson on Harris: “Eron is a great player; he’s going to stay in attack mode that’s something I learned from him playing with him these two seasons. He’s a good player, we feed off him, and we want him to stay in attack mode. I just learn from him, and try to help my teammates out as best as possible.”

Henderson on Hannah: “He was talking to me a little bit during the game, talking about ‘we’re going to have a shootout.’ I’m not even trying to communicate with him, because I know we need to win this game, but he’s a great shooter too, he got a lot better from last year and when guys are shooting like that you’re always going to try and match him and stuff like that, but it’s hard to do that when you have to stay focused and run offense, and make sure we get good shots.” “I wasn’t trying to get in a battle with Hannah, but he’s a great shooter and he had a great night, and I’m glad we got the win.”

Staten on Hannah: “It gets a little frustrating just because we weren’t really guarding him the way that we were supposed to. It may look like we were changing defenders or being on him, but the thing first of all was not to let him catch, so every time he caught the ball it means we didn’t do what we were supposed to do. The second thing was just to crowd him, and not even let him get a shot off, so we didn’t really execute on the defensive end like we were supposed to, but luckily we were making shots tonight, and we were clicking on other cylinders.”

Staten on shot making: “I mean it’s defiantly great when I have wings that are making shots, because it makes my job a lot easier. I don’t have to stress or try and put too much pressure on myself as far as scoring or trying to get to the rim or get fouled, I can rely on my teammates to make a lot of shots and we just hope he keeps shooting that way, and everybody else that can shoot starts shooting like they’re capable.”

Staten on team’s confidence: “It does a lot for our confidence especially Texas Tech there a team that seems like they’re getting better every time you watch them. They just had a big win at home against Baylor, so we defiantly knew they were coming in with momentum. With us losing three straight we tried to just keep our heads up and stay true to what we were doing. We came out here and we played better, we picked it up a little bit, and got us a win, it feels good.”

Harris on Henderson: “I just saw Terry having the best game of his year, and the best game of his career.” “That’s all I saw, and I saw my team getting hyped because that’s good for him, and it’s good for us. We got the win in large part to him.”

Harris on the importance of the win: “We just needed a win, whatever we had to do to get a win, we needed a win. Every given game anybody can have a good game, this game was Terry’s game, and we got the team win. Even though Terry had the best game of his career here, and we still had one of the best team wins too.”

  • One of these games, we'll be hitting on all cylinders AND avoid some of the dumb things we still do, and we'll really put it on someone. Those two fouls (Noreen and Harris) in the last few minutes of the game gave TT 6 points, or this game wouldn't have been close.

  • Sam12 said... (original post)

    One of these games, we'll be hitting on all cylinders AND avoid some of the dumb things we still do, and we'll really put it on someone. Those two fouls (Noreen and Harris) in the last few minutes of the game gave TT 6 points, or this game wouldn't have been close.

    not only gave them points but stopped the clock....worst mistake of them all was Brownes 3 towards the end

  • If Devin Williams develops a post game, he'll be at least a first round pick if not approaching lottery territory. He's already got an NBA body. I don't know what Huggy's SC staff does to these kids after their freshman years, but it's probably not legal(kidding). Just look at the difference between Staten this year and last year from a physical POV. Look at guys like Kevin Jones and Harris. The difference one year of food/weight lifting under Huggins is staggering. It's what baffles me about Norren. Kid looks the same as he did his freshman year. It's like he's allergic to muscle.

    This post was edited by sknot1454 3 months ago

  • sknot1454 said... (original post)

    If Devin Williams develops a post game, he'll be at least a first round pick if not approaching lottery territory. He's already got an NBA body.

    It's been mentioned several times before, but Kevin Jones didn't really start developing a post game until his sophomore/junior years. If Jones had Williams's body, he would have been a lottery pick.

    I can't wait to see what this kid can do in the future.

    I like the enthusiasm, but look at most lottery picks the last couple of years. Freakish athletic ability, massive verticals, and really really high ceilings.

    Williams has an NBA body. Yes.

    Would a low post game help him tremendously? Of course

    The real question is where does he fit? If he can continue to stretch his range out past the 3 I think it helps him more so than banging down inside..
    Remember Williams is only 6'8, the NBA game now isn't a ground and pound. Teams want long lean athletic bodies that stretch the floor.

    Not saying Devin won't be good, but a lottery pick is a little too generous.

  • strikeout92 said... (original post)

    I like the enthusiasm, but look at most lottery picks the last couple of years. Freakish athletic ability, massive verticals, and really really high ceilings.

    Williams has an NBA body. Yes.

    Would a low post game help him tremendously? Of course

    The real question is where does he fit? If he can continue to stretch his range out past the 3 I think it helps him more so than banging down inside.. Remember Williams is only 6'8, the NBA game now isn't a ground and pound. Teams want long lean athletic bodies that stretch the floor.

    Not saying Devin won't be good, but a lottery pick is a little too generous.

    Alex Len was a lottery pick and he had two ankle surgeries in college. He's 7'1 and Williams is blowing away his numbers as a freshman.

    Like I said, there are a lot of things that need to happen if Williams gets to lottery pick territory.

    Williams is averaging almost 8 boards a game as a freshman. Against other PFs and Cs that are much taller than him.

    This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by sknot1454 3 months ago

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