Malcolm Brogdon on UVA win over Louisville
Junior guard Malcolm Brogdon talks with reporters after third-ranked UVA defeated #9 Louisville, 52-47, on Saturday.
On the crowd’s love for defense: “Of course we notice that. That’s one of the great things about being at home at JPJ. Our crowd loves defense as opposed to dunks and highlight plays.”
On Virginia’s defense: “Yeah, it was pretty good. I think we have had other good halves, but that was definitely one of our team’s best performances.”
On losing Justin: “I think it shows how mature and well rounded our team is, and it shows that we are really a team. Its not just one person, its not just two guys; everybody contributes and everybody plays their role to the fullest so that we can be successful.”
On the low scoring game: “We definitely expected it, for us and for them. I thought we made them take tough shots and they struggled. I thought we struggled a little bit because they are an excellent defensive team, too. I was a bit surprised at the shape Chris Jones and Terry Rozier are in, because they pressed for 40 minutes and it was tough to handle the ball and bring it up the court.”
On Louisville’s defense: “We knew they were going to be excellent on the defensive end and we knew that they are talented on the offensive end. We knew that we were playing peers, and as a competitor you always look forward to that.”
On the late 3-pointer: “It’s a play that Coach Bennett draws up in the timeout sometimes. We took our time and tried not to give the play away right away. We played it off well, my big set a good screen and London Perrantes made a good pass, I just tried to make the shot.”
On deja-vu to last week against Duke: “Of course that pops into your mind when you’re up by double digits coming down the stretch in the second half. I started thinking that we will not beat ourselves. I think that against Duke we beat ourselves and at one point London Perrantes and I got the guys together and said we are not going to beat ourselves.”
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