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Nov. 21, 2012

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Tulsa-Jackson State Post-Game Quotes November 21, 2012 • Tulsa 86, Jackson State 66

Tulsa Head Coach Danny Manning

On the shallowness of the bench at the end of the game...

"We tell all of the guys all the time. It doesn't matter who runs off and on the court, our expectations don't change. We had a lot of guys do things tonight that we hadn't put them in the position to do before because we had that depth. Scottie played 37 minutes for us tonight. He played the power forward position for us a lot. D'Andre Wright got his first start tonight and he had solid numbers across the board. And James Woodard was outstanding. That match-up zone, he's able to slice in and get in the paint and knock down some shots. I thought he was going to hit 30 tonight, but he turned down some shots. He was aggressive and great and the best part was that he had a lot of rebounds. He knew we were short-handed on the glass and he went in there and made plays for us. It was a great team win and we just have to continue to grind and get better. We need to work on the fact that we were up 17 with 10 left in the first half and then lost that. Then we were up in the second and lost that. But we were able to get another one there at the end and we just need to work on the discipline to keep those leads. We're still learning and as long as we keep improving, we'll be okay."

On the effort from Jackson State...

"We talked about that during a timeout. Our margin for error is very small. And we do a very good job of playing defense - giving them one contested shot. And if we get the rebound, then we're good. In the first half they were shooting 55% from the field, and the second half they ended up shooting 39%, but we have to do a better job defensively. They only missed nine shots, and that's tough to handle. We were only shooting 35% in the first half, but we came back and had quite a few offensive rebounds. The guys responded very well, which was good to see."



On Scottie Haralson...

"He's fine. Scottie and Tim, those are two of the guys that are very comfortable in our offense. They know multiple spots. Scottie had one day to prepare to play some four for us tonight and he said, "Coach, I'm good, I know everything I need to know. We're okay." He's our starting small forward. We want all of our guys to stay aggressive. He made some big shots for us."

Tulsa Guard Scottie Haralson

On the last six minutes of the game...

"I wanted to be aggressive. I was playing the four spot because of foul trouble. I tried to get my team a little boost. I just tried to be aggressive and it sparked us a bit. We got on a run, got some offensive rebounds and played out of that."

Tulsa Guard James Woodard

On the overall game...

"Jackson State came out and they never let down. They came back strong. It was a game of spurts. We went on a run, and they went on a run. We have to do a better job of taking teams out defensively. Credit to them to hitting shots, but we have to do a better job on the defensive end."