UVA center Mike Tobey talks with reporters following the third-ranked Cavs’ 52-47 win over #9 Louisville on Saturday night.
On the defensive performance: “I think we did a really good job. I felt bad for Malcolm [Brogdon] and London [Perrantes] because they must have been exhausted after trying to bring the ball up and then having to defend those guards. I think they did a really good job, and as a team we did a really good job. Their actions are tough to guard, but I think we did well.”
On his acrobatic first half bucket: “I don’t know how it went in to be honest. I got fouled and just threw it up and it went in, so of course I had to make it look like I meant to do that. I was trying to do a lefty hook shot and I guess it went in.”
On absorbing contact in practice: “I think in practice we really try to push physicality. Jack Salt, who doesn’t get a lot of attention because he is redshirting, has done a lot to help, especially the big men on this team. He does a really good job of getting us ready in practice. He and I go at it in the one-on-one drills and the coaches tell him to just beat me up. It’s gotten me a lot better. He is going to be really good for us when he is off his redshirt.”