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Notre Dame vs Long Island -- Postgame Quotes

 

Nov. 12, 2007

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2007-08 Notre Dame Men's Basketball
Notre Dame vs. Long Island University
November 12, 2007 • Joyce Center (Notre Dame, Ind.)

Head Coach Mike Brey
On pressure from Long Island...
"They're scrappy and they're athletic. They're like a smaller Big East team. It was a good start for us. 21 games in a row in this building, that's pretty impressive."

On the interior game...
"I love what our big guys gave us. Those four guys are such energy guys. I though Luke Zeller was excellent tonight. That is certainly the strength of our team, those four guys."

On the team...
"I thought we did a really good job defensively. I think we're getting better and better staying in position and playing as a unit defensively, being able to switch with each other."

On John Peoples progressing during the off-season...
"John is a really good guy for us. He comes in and gives us a lift. He's an excellent passer. We've always been so impressed with his feel for the game."

On the way the Irish were able to win...
"I thought we were very methodical. I thought we finished the halves well. That's a good trait to have, to be able to end well. We finish with a lot of energy. We were really able to move the ball and get good shots off."

NOTRE DAME PLAYER QUOTES

Sophomore Forward Luke Harangody
On adjusting to the defense...
"I'm going to have to get used to getting double-teamed this year so I need to get relaxed in the post, get my bearings, and look over my shoulder to see who's coming when I get the ball."

On tonight's game...
"We came out pretty excited and then had to settle down. We got our offense going, moved the ball well, and got some good looks so everyone could hit their shots."

Senior Forward Rob Kurz
On the upcoming tournament...
"We have the opportunity to play for a championship. It will be a great test for us as we have the opportunity to play some great teams. We are really excited."

"I was happy with how we bounced back form the last game. We were able to pick up where we left off last season in terms of playing on our home floor. Offensively and defensively we improved."

Junior Center Luke Zeller
On his role on the team...
"I am just going to go out there and make a difference, especially with the little things like defense and rebounding and then if I get an open shot I'll knock it down."

On his game in the post... "I am very comfortable down there. I am able to flow but when you have Luke Harangody down there you have to be able to give him space. We are working on working together and evolving as it goes on."

 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

November 1
7:00 PM
Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 7
7:00 PM
Catholic
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 12
12:00 PM
Bryant University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 16
7:00 PM
Seattle University
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 18
TBA
Loyola Maryland
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 21
TBA
Colorado
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2
November 22
TBA
Texas or Northwestern
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)

ESPN 2/ESPNU
November 26
2:00 PM
Chicago State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 29
9:00 PM
Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN 2
December 4
TBA
North Carolina A&T
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 6
9:00 PM
Fort Wayne
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
December 10
12:00 PM
Villanova
Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)

CBS
December 17
2:00 PM
Purdue
Indianapolis, Ind. (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

ESPN 2
December 19
7:00 PM
Colgate
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 28
7:00 PM
Saint Peters
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 31
TBA
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Petersen Events Center)

ACC Network
January 4
9:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 7
3:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 12
7:00 PM
Miami
Miami, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 14
2:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)

ACC Network
January 18
7:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Tucker Center)

RSN
January 21
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
January 24
8:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
January 28
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavillion)

ESPNU
January 30
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN
February 4
TBA
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Smith Center)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 7
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNEWS
February 11
2:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 14
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)

ESPNU
February 18
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)

ESPN/ESPN 2
February 26
6:30 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
March 1
8:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network
March 4
2:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)

CBS

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