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Nov. 19, 2006

Recap | Notes

Coach and Player Quotes. USC v. Lipscomb, November 19, 2006

USC Head Coach Dave Odom

“That was one of the great wins since I’ve been here (at South Carolina). Lipscomb is probably the best team in the country nobody knows. If they keep playing basketball like that, they’ll gain the reputation they richly deserve. Well coached, and as good a backcourt as we’re going to see this year.”

“We were down really bad early. Probably the key to the game in terms of us being able to have a chance to win it was the last couple minutes of the first half (when South Carolina went on a 9-0 run).”

“I always feel good and like we can win the game if we are within four at the half and haven’t played well defensively.”

“I was really pleased with the way our team kept its’ poise and its’ composure.”

USC Player Quotes
Tre Kelley
On being back from their west coast trip:
“It feels good to be back home. Out west, the time change and everything affects you, but being back home is great because you have the crowd to support you.”

On Dominique Archie:
“Dominique had a great game today, a double-double. He is a great athlete and a great player.”

Dominique Archie
On having a career game:
“I just took the encouragement from my teammates and the coaches, and just tried to play harder.”

Lipscomb Coach Scott Sanderson

On his Homecoming:
“It was exciting to get back and see some people I haven’t seen in a long time. I haven’t been back in awhile so it’s always nice to come back. I never really thought that I would come back and be coaching against South Carolina; but it was nice, especially seeing the campus because it’s definitely changed since I’ve been here.”

On Lipscomb ability to shoot 3’s:
“We’re a good shooting team but haven’t shot particularly well this season. It was important for us to get off to a quick start and make shots. It gives our guys confidence. We did that today, but came up short at the end.”

On coaching against his brother:
“It actually never came up. We’ve been around each other for the past couple of days, but the game never came up. It probably will in the next few days, but more because he’s another pair of eyes that have seen my team and I’m the same for him.”

On the 1st half:
“We played well and got some good shots in, but I think we lost the game in the last three minutes of the first half. We allowed South Carolina to make a lot of shots and then they came out and scored first in the second half.”

On Tre Kelley:
“He is a terrific player and is going to make plays when they count. He did that today. He made the shots when it was necessary.”