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Clemson vs. Seton Hall Postgame Quotes

Nov. 22, 2010

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Clemson Head Coach Brad Brownell

On his thoughts with Devin Booker heading to the free throw line with 3.2 seconds left in regulation: “I felt good about it. One of our options was for him to go to the basket and try and score. You’re not going to run a play for a guy if you don’t think he can make his free throws. He had been to the line throughout the game, so I knew he had a feel for it. He had just scored a basket for us on the lob play on the out-of-bounds play. He felt comfortable up there. Thankfully he made the second one to give us a chance to win the game in overtime.”

On whether Booker was one of the top options in the clutch situation: “He’s one of our best players. He’s only a sophomore. We need him to learn how to handle these kinds of situations. This was big for him and his confidence to step up and make a couple of plays for us. This was his first time in this situation. He was a backup player as a freshman, so this was a good opportunity for him. I’m glad he got the chance to make a big shot for us.”

On Clemson’s post play: “We didn’t get it inside as much as we would have liked. We had to guard their ball screens, and our guys did a good job with that. We have to do a better job of finding a way to get inside and score some points.”

On the play of his guards Monday: “We don’t have one superstar on this team, but we have a lot of guys that can play. We relied on every one of them tonight. Guys stepped for us in the overtime period and made free throws. The strength of our team is our veteran players, in particular our backcourt.”

Clemson Forward Devin Booker

On getting the win over Seton Hall in overtime: “We knew we had to have this game. We had to come out and give it our all. We made some tough baskets in the final minute and in overtime, and we were able to pull it out.”

On his thoughts heading to the free throw line with 3.2 seconds left in regulation: “There was a lot of pressure. I knew the fans would make a lot of noise. I knew the team had faith in me, and I just wanted to go out there and make some clutch free throws. That was the first time I’ve been put in that position. I knew I had to take care of it.”

On his mindset after missing the first free throw: “The second one has to go in. That was my mindset.”

On the tip-in off his own miss in the overtime period: “I only had four rebounds against Old Dominion, so I knew had to go out and get more rebounds in this game. I had to make up for my miss, so I was fortunately able to tip that ball back in.”

On Clemson’s size advantage on the inside: “We didn’t take it to them like we wanted. But when they slacked off a little bit, we were there to take advantage of it. Coming home with the third-place finish isn’t what we wanted, but we had to have this game. We couldn’t take another loss down here.”