Penn coach Fran Dunphy
On Navy’s effort:
"I think that’s what they do. They play as hard as any team in the country. I think Billy has a plan. I think they work as hard as anybody does. I think we got exactly what we thought we were going to get. We got outworked throughout most of the game, but I’ll be honest with you. I said that to a couple of people. We’re not going to outwork these guys. We’ve got to do a great job of running our stuff and understanding that we have to take care of the ball. The first half was obviously pretty shaky, but there was nothing out there that was different than we thought it was going to be."
On Ibby Jaaber’s performance and the team’s struggles from the arc:
"It was critical. There was one time that we weren’t doing much offensively and I just mentioned to Ib, ‘Let’s just clear everybody and you just take it one on one.’ And he stepped up and made a three, which was a big play. Obviously we can’t shoot the basketball like this with our three-point shooters. Oz has to get off his shot a little bit here. David has to help us a little bit. Even Ib is better than a 2-for-7 three-point jumpshooter. So hopefully it will start to come."
On playing back to back games:
"It’s preparation for the Ivy season, so that’s how I think a lot of the guys on the team are taking it. But also last year we let one slip away against Temple. We should have definitely had that one. So guys in the locker room want to take tomorrow as a challenge."
Navy coach Billy Lange
On Ibby Jaaber:
"The one thing we wanted to do was kind of space him a little bit and make him shoot threes off the dribble. I think what happened was that he hit that one toward the end of the first half and I think our guys were concerned about him shooting that shot and I think they crept up on him a little bit more than we should have. But I thought our guys played hard. He’s a tough player because he can make the first move, and then he can make the second move, and that’s what makes him pretty good."
Navy press conference
Penn press conference