2003-04 BKM at Butler -- Postgame Quotes
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Michigan Head Coach Tommy Amaker

On the game ... "What a great game. It wasn't very pretty for basketball aficionados and connoisseurs, but what a gutsy game by both teams. I thought our kids really showed a lot of heart by being down and battling back. We didn't have a good night; we couldn't put the ball in the basket. We had our best free-throw shooters missing -- Lester Abram, who shoots over 85 percent, misses two in a row and Bernard Robinson Jr. shoots over 85 percent and he misses a one-and-one. But what a performance by Daniel Horton. That kid came back after a really tough evening and made big shot after big shot with his free throws. We showed a little toughness there to kind of gut out a difficult win."

On if this was a test that the team needed ... "We talked about that as coaches that we knew we were going to be challenged and we were certainly hoping that we would do a little bit better than what we did. We knew it was going to be a challenge for us to come here and beat a very good program. This team that we played against tonight, the Butler Bulldogs, is very tough, gritty and it expects to win, especially in its home area, certainly in its home city. As you mentioned, what a great win for our program. We need to learn how to grow up and this is another way we can do that."


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