Michigan State 77, Gonzaga 62
NCAA South Regional Semifinals #12 Gonzaga vs. #1 Michigan State March 23, 2001
GONZAGA PLAYERS PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
Dan Dickau, Gonzaga Q: "How did Charlie Bell's defense compare to the other players that you played against this year?" A: "I thought he was the best defender I've faced this year. He is a very strong and physical guard, he would not quit on the defensive side of the ball, and made it very tough to get open shots."
Q: "Did you expect to beat Michigan State?" A: "Yes, we thought we would win the game. It is silly to think that you can't win a game. We kept thinking that we were going to go on a run late in the game, but it never happened. We played hard for forty minutes and we never quit."
Q: "Did you think Michigan State was afraid that you would go on a run to get back in the game?" A: "No, they are a great team, and they had an answer for every run that we made."
Casey Calvary, Gonzaga Q: "Do you think that Michigan State changed their defensive strategy in the second half?" A: "No, I don't think they changed anything. We are not used to struggling on offense, we usually never have trouble scoring, but tonight, we didn't execute and had trouble answering their runs."
Q: "Are you sad that you are finished at Gonzaga?"
A: "Yes, this has been the best four years of my life, everyone is like family. I will continue to support the program and try to be like a big brother to the team. I have had a great run at Gonzaga, and will always cherish it."
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