Dec. 9, 2001
Recap| Box Score| Notes
IUPUI Head Coach Ron Hunter
“I was very proud of our kids. Everyone gave a great effort tonight. We did a great job with our game plan. We made our shots, and we did a good job changing our defenses.
“We were trying to go media timeout to media timeout. We were trying to win each four-minute game. We took some quick shots at the end of the game and that is when they went on their run.
“We are trying to earn respect. Our school is in its fourth year in Division I. We just want to earn respect each time out.”
OSU Head Coach Jim O’Brien “We had a hard time guarding IUPUI all game. Give them a lot of credit. They played hard and were very hard to guard. We had to play small because they had a huge quickness advantage.
“We had a few (defensive) starts on some possessions and we shot the ball pretty well. But I think all the problems we had were a result of their defense.
“I don’t think we took many bad 3-point shots. We had a lot more open looks tonight because they played a match-up zone. Typically, teams are out on us so we are off the 3-point line.
“If we are going to be a good team, there are going to be emotional and physical challenges and we are going to have to overcome them.”
“We knew they were an athletic team and we would have to come out and play hard on defense. Boban (Savovic) got his shots. When he is on, he’s on.
“We have good perimeter shooters and they had good looks and knocked down shots.”
“We are lucky to have five wins and want to keep it going. We played better, and picked up our defense in the second half.
“I really tried to get hard on the glass tonight. Coach (O’Brien) is stressing our rebounding, so I just went after the ball.”
“Each game, we are going to have a different high scorer and tonight was my night. I had good looks at the basket and hit my open shots.
“Our defense was pretty good, they just were able to hit some shots in the first half. Our defense shut that down in the second half.
“I think we are playing pretty well right now, but I have said that all along. We have come out hard for every game.”