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Western Carolina vs. Davidson: Post-Game Quotes

Jan. 24, 2013

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Western Carolina Head Coach Larry Hunter Quotes:\

Opening statement:
"The key of the ball game was the start of the game. We got ourselves down 15-plus points early. Give Davidson credit, they got off to a good start. They were hitting a lot of shots early, and we were missing a lot of shots early. I thought our kids hung in there and just kept battling."

"We were working to get the lead at some point during the lead, and we were close, but just couldn't get it. I thought Davidson's Nik Cochran was just terrific out there. He hit big shot after big shot. Of course, there was none bigger than when we got within one point late. We had to get a stop - and they had to score. He bangs a big three for them. I thought that he was terrific tonight."

On defending Davidson's Nik Cochran:
"Well, you certainly can't give him looks like we were giving him. Give them credit, they were executing well and kept feeding him the ball and he hit the shots he needed to."

On the tough play of both teams:
"Both teams played hard. It was a tough game and there was a lot of effort on both sides. They were just a little better with execution."

On what the team can take away from the loss:
"You certainly can't lose at home. We have to go back and watch the tape to see where we can get better and work on those things. We have a short turnaround with another game here on Saturday against another very athletic team. Georgia Southern has a good group of players who are well coached so we have to turn around and try to get a win on Saturday."