Postgame Quotes: No. 15 Michigan 70, No. 22 Ohio State 60

Feb. 11, 2014

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No. 15 Michigan (18-6, 10-2) 70, No. 22 Ohio State (19-6, 6-6) 60
Feb. 11, 2014
Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 18,809 (sellout) 

Thad Matta, Ohio State Head Coach
On Ohio State’s offense
“We did not execute the way we needed to execute. We backed off the ball a lot and did not attack.”

On matching up players with Michigan
“Michigan shoots the ball at a very high level. We knew match-ups were going to be a very big deal tonight.”

Aaron Craft, senior guard
On a loss following three-consecutive wins
Every loss hurts. Obviously, you cannot get comfortable. We found a way to play tough on the road and one at home, but today we didn’t have it. As much as this may hurt, we have to move forward.”

LaQuinton Ross, junior forward
On recovering from the loss tonight
I don’t think it will be difficult. I think everyone is going to come back to practice with a different mentality. We’ll be down about it tonight, but we have six more games to go in the Big Ten.”

John Beilein, Michigan head coach
On the atmosphere of the game
“I thought the atmosphere was tremendous today. Right from tip-off it was like we were playing in a Final Four game. It was loud and a terrific example of two really good programs playing Big Ten basketball. Once our guys settled down, we showed a lot of high character.”