2003-04 BKM vs. Boston University -- Postgame Quotes
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Michigan Head Coach Tommy Amaker

On the number of turnovers ... "Well, we were very concerned with that aspect of our game. Our shooting from three-point range is another concern for us. We haven't handled the ball very well. There's no way to win with 21 turnovers in a game and seven of those by your point guard."

On the loss amidst U-M's recent success ... "I think that's the mark of a young and immature team, knowing how to handle things and handle some success. I've said we have been teetering on this brink for a few games before the UCLA game, and tonight it caught up to us. It is a good sign for us to win when we don't do well, but we ran into a team tonight that was tough down the stretch and was very deliberate in what they do."

On Michigan's three-point shooting ... "You're not going to win when you shoot 23 percent from the three-point line. We had a bundle of good shots and they're not going to come out of the zone until you make them. We weren't tough enough to take the ball inside."

On getting the ball to Bernard Robinson Jr. for the last shot ... "We wanted the ball in his hands in the middle of the zone. We can't ask for a better shot, but he missed it. Certainly, there weren't many things available for us, but we had a play designed and they knocked it away."

On Robinson's personal situation ... "I'm sure it hasn't been easy for him. I think he'll be the first to tell you that. Some of us can't even relate to what he's going through and how he's feeling. I'm sure he gave his maximum effort tonight."

U-M Sophomore Daniel Horton

On the game ... "We got outplayed. They played harder than we did and they wanted it more. We didn't pay attention to detail and we didn't take care of the basketball. They didn't apply a lot of pressure; we were just careless with the ball."

On the difference in turnovers ... "We have to do a better job of passing and catching. It's not like they were stealing the ball and getting in the pass lanes. It's just simple passing and catching. We have to have more focus and concentration when it comes to little things like that. We haven't been doing that well the past few games, but somehow we have managed to come out on top."

U-M Senior Bernard Robinson Jr.

On the team's performance ... "They outplayed us and just played better than us tonight. Boston wanted it more and outworked us on both ends."

On what the team needs to do to get back on track ... "We have to go into the gym, listen to what Coach says and correct the mistakes we made."

Boston University Head Coach Dennis Wolff

On the magnitude of the win ... "I think since the time I've been coaching this is the most significant win we've had. To be able to beat a team of this caliber on the road is a great thing for us. So we are very happy and fortunate to be able to win here."

On what was the difference in the game ... "I think it was in the early part of the game when we seemed to have a little more attention than they had so we could get out a little bit and not play from behind. Michigan played UCLA the other day, and they probably didn't bring the same approach to this game as they did that one."

BU Senior Ryan Butt

On the team's overall performance ... "It's a great win for us with Michigan being a really great team. I feel like we went out and played hard and I think this should springboard us for the rest of the season."

On the team's halftime talk ... "We just told ourselves we were still in the game. We were only down by four even though they went on their big run. We just wanted to keep making plays out there."

On strategies toward the end of the game ... "I thought our defense throughout the whole game was great, and I think at the end that was key."


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