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 Jeff Bzdelik - “We simply couldn't get enough stops. Simply put, they had some firepower off the bench that hurt us.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “I haven't even thought about it. This is my first time here, so I'm worried about the present.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “I'm going to address that today.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “We simply could not get enough defensive stops. They have a lot of offensive weapons.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “Obviously we played our worst game at the absolute worst time, but we were hoping one game wasn't going to spoil all the wonderful things this team had done all year long. We all know there's going to be teams left out and there are going to be discussions. That's part of the selection process and sports.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “Jake was relentless and not to be denied on the boards. Everyone contributed, and everyone was in the fray. It's just a wonderful team to coach.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “It's an equal-opportunity offense that manufactures threes by driving and kicking the ball out.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “is doing great. Let's face it, he's a young man. There is a lot of pressure. Opening night it was San Antonio's Bruce Bowen and Tim Duncan defending him. The next night, Houston had the long arms and is very athletic. He's playing great.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “They're a good defensive team, and the reason they're a good defensive team is because they have a shot-blocking presence (Wyoming forward Justin Williams) who's one of the best in the nation who can erase any mistakes. When you have somebody like that, you can gamble a little bit and get up into your guy.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “There's been a couple games with big discrepancies, where we have been on the short end (in terms of fouls called). I wonder if I have been too laid back in that regard. I want to make sure my team is on a level playing field.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “We had open looks, we just didn't make them. It's a fine line between winning and losing.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “When I took him out of the game (in the final minute), I told him he was a great player and an even better person. He's been such a great leader. He came to practice every day and gave everything he had. He's very dedicated, very passionate, and that passion and energy was very contagious for the other guys on this team.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “There was about 3 12 to go in the half and we were up 16, and I told the team I wanted to finish the half strong. And the reverse happened. We allowed No. 21 (Utah's Shaun Green) to break loose. He was 1-for-1. We had a little discussion about that at the half. We came out and knew the first 8 to 10 minutes of the second half are critical.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “Andre is a hungry, driven young man who wants a team that plays with discipline and unselfishness. He wants what we have, and we want what he has.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “Though other teams have expressed doubts about Miller's leadership, saying he was too quiet and passive during his season in L.A., the Nuggets are confident they have the right man. Andre is a hungry, driven young man who wants a team that plays with discipline and unselfishness, ... He wants what we have, and we want what he has.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “We played the worst game at the absolute worst time, but we were hoping one game wasn't going to spoil all the wonderful things we did all year long. I'm pleased the committee, in my mind, did the right thing.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “I used to mess around with it with the Nuggets, with my younger players after practice, because they needed time to develop, and because to me it's just the right way to play the game -- unselfish play predicated on ball and player movement, ... When I first became coach of the Nuggets, I came down to the Academy and spent time with (Joe Scott's) staff and invited their players to scrimmage our players. I knew the Air Force players would make our guys chase them defensively. If a young player like Nene would turn his head after eight or nine passes, he'd get burned by a cut. It really helped us.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “They are an awesome, awesome basketball team, and every coach I've called about them says the very same thing. In my mind, when you talk about the very elite, they're at the top of the list.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “I don't want them to fall prey to thinking so much about consequences. I just want them to play basketball.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “TCU is an excellent basketball team. They are five or six shots away from having six or seven more wins.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “We thought they would sag off of John and really try to clog the middle. We encouraged John to just shoot the basketball. If you miss it, shoot it again. He did a heck of a job.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “We pay no attention to it. We deserve to be here. The committee selected us. If you investigate our season, who we played, how we fared, what our resume is, we belong here.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “I pay no attention to those comments. Any time you have a field of teams who are picked and some are left out, there's going to be talk. It's what radio shows are made of, it's what TV is made of, it's what writers get paid to do, is to stir up the pot.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “My heart goes out to Nick, ... He was looking forward to starting practice with us in October, but now our target for his return is the conference opener against BYU on January 5. He has had a rough road physically in his three years here, but if anyone is tough enough to come back from this kind of adversity, it's Nick Welch.”
 Jeff Bzdelik - “My heart goes out to Nick. He was looking forward to starting practice with us in October, but now our target for his return is the conference opener against BYU on January 5. He has had a rough road physically in his three years here, but if anyone is tough enough to come back from this kind of adversity, it's Nick Welch.”