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Ohio vs. Heidelberg - Postgame Quotes

Nov. 23, 2013

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Ohio 85, Heidelberg 57
Ohio University Postgame Quotes
Athens, Ohio | Convocation Center
Attendance: 6,096
Nov. 23, 2013

Jim Christian, Ohio Head Coach
On Jon Smith's career high 17 points
"Jon (Smith) approached the game with maturity and played the way good players play. With that type of approach, he's able to make plays, and that's exactly what he did today."

On playing a lower division team
"Every game presents a new challenge. Sometimes these games are really beneficial for the growth of the team because other guys get a chance to play in different situations. We were able to get some guys minutes and help them develop on the court."

On the team's strengths and weaknesses
"Our strengths are pretty well documented. We have a team with several different guys with the ability to step up and lead us. Our defense has kept all team's from shooting above a 40 percent. We need to improve on free throws and take more pride and execution at half court. But overall the chemistry and depth of our team is going to carry us."

Nick Kellogg, Ohio Senior
On Jon Smith's career high 17 points
"It means a lot. He's just one of those guys that does a lot of things well. He doesn't have to get 20 points a night for us to be successful, but when he's able to add that along with his defensive presence and his leadership that really helps."

On the first half
"We weren't satisfied with how we played the first half, but you have to give Heidelberg a lot of credit. They came out and shot the ball extremely well and had a lot of confidence. But our effort just wasn't at the level it needed to be, but we picked that up in the second half."