Wright St. 59, Milwaukee 54
Feb. 3, 2006
Milwaukee coach Rob Jeter on the loss
"35 percent is just not going to get it done, but we still had our chances. You have to give a lot of credit to Wright State. When they needed a big rebound, they got it. They just extended the possession and extended the possession and took away our opportunities to get to the other end and try to make something happen."
Jeter on coming out tough on the road
"We came out tough, we just missed shots. I mean, 18 offensive rebounds, if you tell me that isn't toughness, I don't know what toughness is. Our guys were working - they worked. Now, did we come away with some things? No. Did we shoot the line well enough to get a road victory? No. We put ourselves in a hole with 25 percent shooting in the first half. But it's a tie game. My guys battled. They battled, but we just came up short. Again, Wright State got some timely rebounds and (Jordan) Pleiman was a man. I told our guys coming in that if one guy has a special night, you can manage that. But, if you allow two or three guys to do things outside of what they normally do, it's going to be tough. Looking at the stat sheet - 17, 11, 17 and 10 - that's too many. They're scoring from all over, and we couldn't guard all of those guys."
Jeter on the difference between this game and the one two weeks ago in Milwaukee
"We missed shots, they made shots and they got second-chance opportunities, and they win the game. We don't shoot the line well and we don't get to the line enough. We're one of the teams that get to the line more than anyone around and we don't get there enough. And, when we did get there, we didn't capitalize."
Jeter on Wright State's effort
"40 minutes is what we try to get out of our guys and Wright State played hard from beginning to end, and they deserved to win, no doubt about it. They outplayed us for stretches there for rebounds, and that's demoralizing because you work so hard. You know they are going to take you deep in the shot clock. You know Wright State is going to run good stuff and put you in situations and you have to limit them to one shot, otherwise you have to do it all over again for another 35 seconds. And then to score at the end of them, that hurts, and that's what they were able to do."