Tubby Smith, Minnesota Head Coach
On his team's performance:
"We didn't give ourselves much of a chance today. We have to play smarter and harder. Ohio State is a talented team. Right now, they're playing well and we aren't. We just aren't defending well, but there were some bright spots out there."
On his team's defense:
"Plain and simple, we didn't defend today. It was the worst defense that I've seen us play in a very long time."
On Ohio State guard Evan Turner:
"Turner is just so patient and unselfish on the court, and he gets everyone involved. He's a very long and athletic player. When we played Ohio State in Minneapolis, that was Turner's (second) game back. Right now, he's healthy and he's playing sharp."
On using a full-court press to defend Ohio State:
"We tried the press in the first half, and it didn't work. One of our biggest problems was that we couldn't force any turnovers. We haven't been playing well in our half-court offense, so we tried to give ourselves some opportunities by pressuring the other team. We just had a lot of trouble in the first half."