2005-06 BKM vs. Indiana -- Postgame Quotes

Michigan coach Tommy Amaker

On the tough home loss ... "It is tough to win with some many turnovers. Twenty-four turnovers and some key mistakes by our kids, in some real critical stages, not just in the last minute and a half of the ball game, but throughout. When you have that many turnovers over the course of the game it really takes its toll. They turn it over 20 times, we turn it over 24. It wasn't a pretty game from that stand point. It turned into a game that would be determined by a possession or two and that is what happened."

On the lack of offensive production by the Wolverines ... "We certainly need some better production from other players. We can't rely on just one or two players to do the bulk of the scoring for us. They (Indiana) had four players in double figures, which was a good balance for them. For us, we have to have something from (Courtney) Sims and (Dion) Harris. Those are the two players that are capable of scoring for us."

On winning four games to win the Big Ten Tournament ... "It is certainly possible. I have never bought into how you go into a tournament, whether you are going in limping or going in ready to take on the whole world. Tournaments are based on how you gain momentum within the tournament. So whatever happens, things can shake out in a crazy way with tournament play. I am hopeful we will be ready to go on Thursday and see if we can have our machine in order and get a victory to get our momentum going in the tournament."

U-M Senior Forward Graham Brown

On the tough loss ... "We played hard and put everything out there. We turned the ball over at significant spots. I think Indiana is on a roll right now and we couldn't stop them today. We played as hard as we could. It's just a tough loss."

On playing his last home game ... "It's tough. It's been a great career and a great time playing here in Crisler Arena. It's tough going out like this. I really wanted to go out on a win. We just have to turn some things up in the next week and look forward to the Big Ten Tournament."

On what he'll remember most about playing at Michigan ... "Always the fans. The fans always brought a lot of energy and they were always behind us. Sometimes during the game you get down a little bit. They'd pick us up and were always out there supporting us no matter what happened."

U-M Senior Guard Daniel Horton

On his final home game on Senior Day ... "The game was played at a high level. In order to be successful in this game you had to step your game up to a high level. I think we didn't do that as a team. We gave great effort and played hard but as a team we didn't play at a high level today. We played better than we have but we still haven't played at the level that's going to help us achieve things like winning the Big Ten Tournament or making a deep run in the NCAA Tournament."

On his experience at Michigan ... "It was fun. It's been a great ride and a great time. It's been a learning experience. Coming here has helped me grow and mature as a person. I think that's what college is about, learning and growing as a person."

On looking forward to the Big Ten Tournament ... "I think we'll be fine. We have to build on some of the things we did today. We played well but I don't think we realize yet what it takes to win games from here on out because all the games are going to be like this. You have to be focused and ready to play."

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