Bennett proud despite loss
Randy Bennett talks with the media after falling to Purdue in the National Tournament. *COURTESY NCAA*
From an -- no a point of view what did you need to do to prevent them from driving so easily. This is pretty simple and that probably. Penetration is is where do you help off. Is it for mostly and it played bird home. It's Ryan Smith. As those guys are all very good shooters the wrap this discount on Purdue is known him the reason it twelve last game is -- -- So we did a good job there and you can get something and put up those two countries we did not do his job one. Johnson the first in the second half. We didn't do a good job. Jackson so. We pitted out of their job guarding their managers. We did a good job take away threes and -- -- -- -- and averaged nine game tops in the country. So we gave ourselves a chance that way I think. -- -- -- A bigger problem crosses it's the way they play defense would again give you threes that you a lot of threes and yet makes shots and we want fifteen I have. Sprout right as that we kept competing in. Let that get. Get us to get our heads now and hung in there but we have finally get a couple of family just got to make shots into the you can. You Nationale a lot of ways that bottom line is you get. You they have played not charged three point shooters. And make those and I. We did an M and close games that in they have -- you. Especially the first half -- go one for fifteen. Did you sense that your guys rushing it a little bit because. They felt there -- where they getting kind of look you want it. Where were they where they shooting in rhythm where they shooting two world is there any reason other than the obvious why he achieved at Portland. And all. Man told Matt does have only knowing that I took some questionable shots and shot selection was not good first that was met he took some tough. Majorities who can majority Robin Clint and Bo had a wide open and taking them it's there why don't. So sometimes you don't make them sometimes on this stage gets a little tougher there's pressure it is whatever groups not the new issue. We shouldn't you know and yet those you're winning game and then -- guard that can give you opened three mistake and if you don't you really -- to great job defensively we did a decent job offensively. But we to mean breakdowns latest penetration. Big part of their penetration getting baskets is because -- really good shooters the stretches you out see you on alert bring your help. Yet Italy we do we shouldn't temple garden Johnson -- -- we these. We didn't do that -- they they played off him in that. Hardest first half saying have a main adjustment. And did pretty good job on him. -- -- -- -- The coach did you expect in the coastal smalley and had a personal one of mostly. Yeah for the -- and you did we did that's how they've been planned and we knew that. It was as straight chess match on the and they are gonna go small. And it's who who Oregon and place your helper. And early in the game we tried garden. Which most teams have -- us are trying guarding Johnson whether big because it's hard chase -- Around when your five man. We went keep Jones and home does a great job well. So without -- -- there we didn't so we put clamps on Byrd. To try and negate their three point shooting. And in. The Mitt in a mismatch was. Was Johnson verses -- fives and you're near good enough job at second half we did oriented enough to Alan Jackson -- camp which we should of but he's good player credit him in. That and that's that was the game when you go on and as. We don't know exactly how I was gonna play out that have played in a small and they're trying to penetrate. With Johnson and Jackson who spread those -- that's exactly. Doesn't mean it's easy to guard just -- -- talents can come. There's a reason they're in the NC term and give them. Pretty -- went seven games this season when the conference regular season when the tournament. In the WCC. All us that's great but right now I'm sure it's not salvation. Is still -- how long does take. For this to go away in the back become. What you remember about the season. And those real staying. It'll go away shortly. The -- is is. The reality of for those seniors it's over. That one -- hang around for awhile and then him alone -- that's. If it didn't sting. It would mean five. Points. Wise things did you care so much and there's not many things in life you can pour your heart in two with a with a bunch of guys your age. And invest so much time. And care so much. And that's what hurt it's because when it's over it's gone so some guys it's returned a lot of those racing he's still. We -- good because our three seniors. Gave us tremendous leadership this year and I told them in the locker -- sure I was gonna happen. But it did in I'm proud -- We are under three minutes ago questions on the -- Randy talking about the three seniors in particular we might have seen rob it is absolutely. That's tonight terms of leadership and being able to step -- when called -- talk about his maturation from the time -- -- him -- now. Unbelievable I don't count how many guys have matured more in the emotional aspect the ability keep your composure and ability to be a leader. He was Melanie came here he had it in that he he can when he came it can lead the wrong way as far as. Loses composure things like that he. You know last year we have bounced that it comes term last year. And his lack of composure hurt us there. But this year he continued to improve we really you really want to be good there and he. You can't it's hard to change things hard changed in twenty years old. That you can if you really want to and he really wanted to be you know -- a good leader you weren't. The guy would keep count on he. He turn in a heck of a player but more importantly I think for life. His leadership is leadership skills really improved. As a person improved and as a coach. It's kind of what you look at. Time for one more question right here. Coach of the hero one when he Forsett turnovers right there and I just went and what what would you see guys gonna get rattled. I was just as well we always had -- it. That's how it goes. And only -- -- Didn't realize that he can run -- baseline so. Knows that and things happen. Plays happen there's a time plays in that game that could have made the difference in -- happened to be the last one. So now which is three directed it at three dropped it that they there's so there's a lot of plays of the game. Yet mr. Clinton was in the back wished I could have got to have a talent that. It yet. Those things happen.