Ohio senior Mychal Green:
On last play of the game
I was on the ball out of bounds and I was trying to make it difficult for them to get it in. I just wanted to make them throw it to the backcourt so it would use a lot more time. We did a good job of denying the ball and making them catch it deep. And then it was just good one-on-one defense by Whit (Davis).
On Detroit's Brandon Cotton
He was just carrying his team. He was a real threat to score off the dribble and he just made plays when he had to.
On the disappointing closeness of the game
We didn't really play real well. We didn't shoot well and we didn't really rebound like we wanted to. We just felt we didn't really play as well as we could have or should have. Some people may be looking toward the break but a win is a win so we'll take it.
On upcoming game against Kentucky
We just want to go out and play our game. After seven games, we have had one bad half I think, against Cincinnati. We are just going to go out against Kentucky and play our game. We're just going to have fun with it and keep it rolling. It's a big game more for our fans than us.
Ohio sophomore Jeremy Fears:
On team's play
We got guys with heart. We got a couple of seniors that are leaders. Last year we had a decent team and had a good run but now we have a year more of experience. None of us are scared and we all like the competition. No matter who we play we try to bring it.
On the one-point game
I don't really think that matters. One point, two points, 20 points, we won. We know how good we can be. Detroit is a good team, offensively and defensively. We won and that's all that matters.
On the Bobcat offense picking up in the second half
The game is a game of runs. You're going to have games that you struggle and nobody is going to play great offensively all the time. You have to keep your composure and be players. It's nothing to whine about. You just have to keep at it and that's what basketball is all about.
Detroit Coach Perry Watson:
"I'm proud of the way my guys fought out there against a real good team. We know how good they are in transition and I thought our guys really buckled down and gave us an opportunity to win the game."
On the difference in the game
"On the general side, I think we missed too many easy ones. We need to cash those easy ones in. We missed too many and I think on the flip side, they (Ohio) shot 15 free throws and we shot four. We felt we deserved more opportunities to be at the line. That was the difference. It came down to the free throw line."
On game's final play
"They did a good job of switching. (Sonny) Troutman switched out on to Brandon (Cotton) and made it difficult to get it in. And on the second one we were forced into the backcourt. We still had enough time but again Troutman did a good job of switching out."
On similarities between teams
"I think its two good teams that have good players and are well-coached. If we are able to continue playing I think that is what the series would continue to be like. Obviously Tim (O'Shea) does a good job with a lot of young players and we have our young players as well."
On transition game
"We do what we do. We don't let teams run up and down the floor on us. Obviously we want to get our opportunities too. I thought we did a good job of containing them."
On Leon Williams inside
"Last year we had a tremendous battle between him and our big guy but our big guy is out for the year so we know we had to neutralize him the best we could. We had a couple of tick-tack fouls so we had to sit both of our big guys so we had to play a freshman."