Postgame Quotes - Maryland vs. Georgetown
Dec. 1, 2008
Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson III
(On defensive effort -- Jessie Sapp vs. Greivis Vasquez)
"I'm not sure how emotional it was - well, I take that back - you know, you play a team that's from your hometown and everyone on our team is friends, not just knows but is friends, with the guys on that team, so that comfort level, that familiarity with each other raises the stakes. You know, being here all week you're kind of separated form what's going on back home. The stars just aligned themselves for us today."
"We were able to get them some and were going to need Henry (Sims), Nikita (Mescheriakov), Jason (Clark), Julian (Vaughn) - we need to expedite their comfort level, we need to bring them along quickly, because for us to be successful they're going to be key to what we do."
(On whether Maryland let Georgetown get comfortable)
F Austin Freeman
(On being a team leader)
G Jessie Sapp
(On playing against friends)
Maryland Head Coach Gary Williams
"First of all I just give credit to Georgetown. They played probably they felt they played their normal defense, I thought they did a good job against us. There's things about the plays you run, you have to be ready to play. I'll take responsibility, we weren't ready to play."
"When we walked out on the court tonight I thought we were slow, we weren't aggressive, we weren't talking. And when you play a good team, you pay a price for being that way. I was very disappointed, but this is our sixth game of the year. We leave here 4-2, having played three teams ranked 16th in the country or higher, and we'll go from here and see where we are."
"The way you fight through when the ball's not getting - when we had some open shots that we didn't make. Whenever you have that situation you can fight through it by really being more aggressive defensively and by just running better offense, and we didn't do that."
"Nobody's played a tougher schedule than us this year."
(On Greivis Vasquez's struggles)
(On the history/rivalry with Georgetown)
"It's what you do from now. You can't do anything about the Georgetown game now, you have to see how the players respond, how they come into practice tomorrow, and you go from there."