Additional Quotes >> Australia 93, USA 84
Kazan, Russia • July 11, 2013
USA head coach Bob McKillop (Davidson College)
On how to respond to a loss like this:
We just have to revitalize our spirit. It was shaken by this, it was shaken by the exhibition loss. It's a very uncommon situation for USA Basketball. Leadership from the coaching staff and leadership from the team is going to be vital right now.
On what the difference in the game was:
We had the five-point lead as we entered the fourth quarter and then I think we just struggled defensively. We struggled to defend screens, we struggled to limit them to one shot, we struggled to contain penetration and the struggle on the defensive end carried forward on the offensive end where we rushed things too much because we became in a hurry to score rather than stay within the framework of the system.
Treveon Graham (Virginia Commonwealth, Temple Hills, Md.)
On the game:
We didn't play as hard as we could have. I think that allowed them to get open shots at the end to where we would normally be out on the shots and contest them well enough for them to miss.
On mindset going into the game against Canada:
I think the same mindset we've been coming with, just to pressure the ball and take them out of what they do. We didn't play as hard and that's why the outcome turned out the way it was.
Alex Kirk (New Mexico, Los Alamos, N.M.)
On how the team can bounce back from this loss:
It's just one of those things; we all lose games. Obviously these are important games that we needed to win, but we get to wake up and we get another shot with Canada tomorrow. All we need to be focused on now is getting ready for Canada and how we can focus for that game.