Nov. 30, 2002
Dave Odom, South Carolina – “Defensively, we probably played our best game of the year. Our zone defense was the main difference in the game. I was very pleased with our transition defense. They didn’t get but very few transition baskets. Offensively, we are struggling right now. We don’t have the luxury of taking the next 3-4 days to work on our offense. We hope to set the pace against Temple. That will be a big game for us. We’ve got some kinks to work out. Without Tony Kitchings, we need to get our line up straight. I played those tonight whom I thought knew their assignments the best. We do not have any one offensive scheme we can depend on right now. John Chaney and his Temple teams play without fear. I have a lot of respect for Coach Chaney and will go play his teams anytime, anywhere.”
Houston Fancher, Appalachian State – ” Give credit to South Carolina, they played good ball control basketball. We guarded them pretty well but they were able to make the critical shots when it counted. I think that we were a little quick with some of our shots and ill-advised, especially when they were making a run. Against their zone defense we did not get enough touches inside and did not do a good job passing the ball.