Postgame Quotes: Ohio State 72, Miami (Ohio) 59
Dec. 30, 2017

Chris Holtmann, Ohio State head coach
On the team’s performance
It was a type of game that was a grind and there’s going to be some other games like that moving forward. The challenge for us is to really improve on some areas that we weren’t really good in today.”

On recovering from the lead being cut in second half
“I thought that we had some missed defensive assignments. I think we let the big kid [Bam Bowman] get a couple clean and open looks. We went in the game knowing he could do that. We just did not play with enough assertiveness.”

Kam Williams, Ohio State senior guard
On improving his skill set
“I know that the mid-range area is a lost art and I also know that teams are going to play me for my three point shots, so I needed to get more moves in my bag. I needed to be open for the mid-range with step backs, crossovers and things of that nature.”

C.J. Jackson, Ohio State junior guard
On playing an in-state team
“You can definitely tell that they had a chip on their shoulder. From the beginning we knew that they really came ready to play. “

Jack Owens, Miami (Ohio) head coach
On his team’s efforts today
“I liked the fight in our guys. They came out and competed against a well-coached team. Any time you’re on the road, it’s an opportunity to win. We had a couple calls and breakdowns that didn’t go our way and we had to sustain that. At the end of the day, we put up a good fight.”