Central Arkansas Quotes

Head Coach Matt Daniel

On tonight’s game...

“This was the biggest crowd we will play in front of all year and we’re starting three freshmen and a sophomore. Last year we played two Big 12 opponents and they weren’t the defending champion of the Big 12 and the point spread was greater. Once we settled in and played a little bit we were competitive. I think they beat us by 11 in the second half, so while I’m disappointed in the loss, honestly, I’m just glad to have this non-conference schedule over with and I’m excited about the conference schedule coming up.”

 

On being competitive in the game...

“When they (the team) settle down and play, they’re all right, but that’s what happens with a young ball club. With this young team it has kind of been a roller coaster, but those loops in that roller coaster aren’t so big anymore and they’re starting to figure some things out. I think we grew up a lot here in the second half, and while I’m disappointed in the loss, I’m glad our kids played until the buzzer went off. They played from tip to buzzer and we’ll continue to play hard and work on our focus a little and take care of the ball and we’ll be all right.”