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Dec. 29, 2001

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UNC-Greensboro Head Coach Fran McCaffery
“I thought, regardless of talent, we were beaten by a tougher team. They took us out of what we wanted to do and they executed on offense.

“We don’t see competition like this in the Southern Conference, but we need a better effort than what we gave tonight. They wore us out and really went after our offensive people.”

Ohio State Head Coach Jim O’Brien
“Nine turnovers is great for us. That is a really good number. It has nothing to do with winning by 30 points. It is all about our approach and the way we play.

“(Sean) Connolly played great and so did Tim (Martin). Terence (Dials) was a presence in the paint. He was very active around the basket and made some nice passes as well.

“It is only appropriate that Brian (Brown) gets recognized with that kind of milestone (1,000 career points). Brian has his fingerprints on a lot of things we have done at Ohio State.”

Brent Darby
“We are happy the preseason is over, now we can get into the Big Ten season and that is the best part of the year. We have an 8-2 record. We lost a couple of games we thought we could have won, but we are just happy to be starting the Big Ten season.”

Sean Connolly
“We tried to cut down on our turnovers and rebound better today. Everyone just gelled.”

Brian Brown
“It was a collective effort. Everybody that got in contributed. Terence Dials played extremely well for us.”