Video, Quotes: Lewis Preston reacts to loss to Indiana

  • 12/22/2013 2:27 pm in

Kennesaw State coach Lewis Preston met with the media following his team’s 90-66 loss to Indiana on Sunday at Assembly Hall.

Watch his postgame comments in the media player below:

Quotes are available after the jump.

What went wrong for your team today?

“We had a little eight to ten minute lull where we can’t do anything offensively. Teams that are the caliber of Indiana take that as an opportunity to extend the lead. In the second half I thought we played much better. I thought we fought much better. We shot 48 percent, which is good, but we gave up 62 percent for the game. I don’t care who you play, you can’t give up 62 percent and win.”

What went well against Indiana in the second half?

“I thought the energy picked up. I kind of challenged the guys a little bit as far as letting them know what our identity is going to be moving forward. We got a couple turnovers, and Orlando Coleman got a couple lobs that got us going a little bit. We made a couple shots and got it to within 12 or 14 and then we just couldn’t quite maintain that. These are some things that we can build off of in preparation for league play.”

What did you think of Ferrell’s performance tonight?

“I thought he was phenomenal. But, once again, if you give up straight line drives, it doesn’t matter who you’re playing, they’re going to score. So we can’t give up straight line drives, can’t give up middle drives and things of that nature. All-in-all, I was very happy with how we played in the second half. We’re going to build off of it for league play.”

What are you looking forward to for league play for you guys?

“Everyone is 0-0. The biggest thing for us is coming out with a renewed sense of energy, purpose and focus as we move forward. Our chemistry is getting better and our guys are starting to get more comfortable with their roles. We’re starting to come together.”

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