Groce: When we play well it starts with our defense
Sun, 17 Feb 2013|
John Groce reacts to Illinois' victory over Northwestern; Bill Carmody shares his thoughts on his team's loss - 2/17
Some shots that you know weren't. Great shots and we rebounded it and and then we get to 1915. I think I think we're on the -- to make 1916. Not sure that. And then they just -- enough in there and then you know ten or twelve nothing to start the second half. Our offense was -- was would spend the entire night that I didn't seem to have any flow to it. Think artists in this in this similar fashion that they did ten. Champagne. You know switching everything was a lot of teams do the moon but then you know that it did it very effectively and they seem to have little more pep you know in -- step in and just really couldn't get them to which -- so. They guarded well and then. Didn't if not scoring in that system. Really makes it tough when your defense. I think we're getting better defensively and we'd better offensively to believe -- will really start to their defense I thought we were really locked and thought we defended for the duration of the game I think our communication has gotten better guys executed. Had a game plan well. And I thought we played exceptionally hard on -- that type of focus in that type of selfishness at both ends. I thought we were really unselfish on offense -- thought -- really unselfish on defense we saw things get better awareness of who really locked in. So really proud of their effort that we played some toughness and togetherness are really hard to guard now mean eight. They carved us up in Champaign I mean I didn't that's just hard to guard. They cut -- big screen well they moved the ball. It's very difficult to defend. And and not then and watching their game from the other night on Thursday night when they played Columbus. -- I think he's done a tremendous job and others had some injuries and some unfortunate things. I happen with the roster that demanded they -- play the other night schedule to death watch him make all those threes. On Thursday night. But I thought today our guys are really locked in defensively we were able to take some of those things away. And -- and obviously came out with a win.