Postgame Quotes

Chattanooga Head Coach John Shulman
Thoughts on the game
"We took a big step forward tonight. We just have to do the right thing with it now. I told them in the locker room, you are never happy when you lose. We are disappointed that we lost, and now we need to go get better. Win or lose, we have to get better. There is no doubt we made some strides tonight. I looked out there and we had three freshmen and two sophomores at Kansas winning by 10 points. Are you kidding me? We are trying to figure out who we are. I am trying to figure out where Sam Watson, Drazen Zlovaric, Gee McGhee and all of these guys fit in. Where does Farad Cobb fit in now? We'll get this thing figured out, but it is going to take some time."

On accomplishing what the Mocs set out to do
"This is what we wanted. We were up by 12 in the second half at Kansas with this young bunch. Now we have to learn how we lost it, why we lost it and get better from there, and we can do that. Z. Mason got 14 shots, and I like the fact that Drazen got 12 shots. It's not a lot of fun to go in there, amongst the trees, and try to score the ball inside. We stayed true to our character, everyone did what they were supposed to do and I think we have a chance to be a lot better than what a lot of people thought."

Thoughts on the Kansas run in the second half
"You can't live and die from outside the three-point line. You throw the ball inside, and they are doubling inside. They have some guys who are 6-foot-9 and 7-foot-1 on top of you, so you try to drive the ball inside. We were just trying to get to the foul line to stop the bleeding. It is very difficult to score the ball inside against Kansas. They had nine blocks. I don't know how many people in our league are going to have nine blocks against us. We do a great job of throwing it inside and it is tough to score in there, but that is how you stop the bleeding. We talked about it in the timeouts, but there are some things easier said than done."

Thoughts on Farad Cobb's performance
"I've said this for a while, Farad Cobb can really make shots. I don't see him going 7-for-9 against Kansas, but he did. He can really make shots. I see it every day in practice. I don't know about him running a basketball team yet, but like I said, he can really make shots. When you can make shots, it can really help you in other ways. No doubt. I thought he did a really good job on the defensive glass. He ends up with five rebounds and Ronrico White had five rebounds. We are going to have to find some other scoring, too. There's no doubt in my mind Gee McGhee will be scoring the ball by December. He is too good and can get to the paint. He did it against Kansas. We have a great chance of being better than the 12th place team in the Southern Conference where we were picked. We are going to get better."

Z. Mason, junior, forward
Thoughts on the game
"We played hard tonight. We came out hard in the first half and Farad Cobb knocked down some big shots. All of the guys showed great effort, but some fast breaks in the second half really hurt us. They really got the crowd into the game and it really hurt us."

Thoughts on the Kansas run in the second half
"We gave up some easy points to a very athletic team. They were really running and getting some fast break buckets. The crowd got behind them in the second half and they started rolling. That was something we couldn't afford to let them do. We did a good job in the first half, but we came up short in the second."

Thoughts on the Mocs overall performance
"We started getting tired, but I am proud of our guys. We fought hard. Having four freshmen on the floor giving the effort they did against the seventh ranked team in the country, given how athletic they are, I am very proud of my guys. Now we just have to go back to work and improve going forward in the season."

Farad Cobb, freshman, guard
Thoughts on the game
"I thought we took a step forward tonight. It is sad that we didn't come out with the win, but it was a good effort. I feel like we could have won that game, so that makes the loss that much worse."

On his play against Kansas as opposed to his play against Tennessee Temple
"I got a lot of good looks against Tennessee Temple and they didn't go in, but tonight they did. That was the biggest difference. I don't think it had much to do with butterflies. I like big crowds. I knew there was going to be a big crowd here tonight. I have been working hard all season, and I shoot a lot of shots. Whenever we came in for warm ups, I felt like it was going to be a good night."

Thoughts on the Mocs overall performance
"We all played well together tonight and we always root for each other. We all know everyone on this team is capable of having a big night. They saw that I was making shots and got me the ball."

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