Video & Quotes: Trey Burke, Mitch McGary react to overtime loss at Wisconsin

Trey Burke and Mitch McGary took the podium in Madison after Michigan’s heartbreaking overtime loss to the Badgers. Watch the press conference in the embedded media player below or find quotes after the jump.

Transcribed quotes after the jump.

Trey Burke:

On the range of emotions down the stretch: “We definitely thought we had a shot of winning the game going into overtime. We just came in the huddle and  said ‘it was a great shot, we have to come together for the next five minutes’.”

On what he told Brust going into overtime and how the overtime played out: “I told him it was a great shot. We just tried to get stops and get out in transition [in overtime]. They played a great game and hit some big shots and it just went their way.”

On the long possessions defensively: “I think we did a good job of containing them. On certain possessions throughout the game we obviously game them some extra looks. They played a very solid game today and took it all the way to overtime and it went their way.”

On Berggren dunk: “It was a great dunk. I thought I was outside of the charge area but sometimes you don’t get those calls. I think that gave them a lot of momentum and that’s when Tim came down and hit a big shot, then they hit a big shot to take it to overtime.”

On fatigue: “I don’t think [we are fatigued]. I think everyone in this league has the same amount of fatigue we do. everyone plays the same amount of games and I don’t think that’s necessarily the problem. We just have to make some adjustments., We’re still a young team and a lot of our young guys its their first time playing on the road.”

Mitch McGary:

On emotions before overtime: “Just trying to stay composed and be ready for the next five minutes. We just talked about being the better team for the next five minutes.”

On the variety in his game: “Yeah, I’ve been working on [the mid-range jumper] a little bit here and there. Coach Beilein and I have been working on that mid-range 15-footer and Trey was able to find me and get an assist.”

Video by Dustin Johnston, transcribed by Dylan Burkhardt.

  • Mattski

    Still think our resume matches anyone’s, with three away losses by–what?–seven, eight points? But this is the one that’s hardest to swallow, for sure. The degree to which we can again become a multi-dimensional offense down the stretch, and to which the freshmen get their sea legs and confidence back, will likely determine how far we advance in the tournament. Hats off to Wisconsin and the whole conference, though. We are seeing some great basketball this year.

    • jemblue

      Two of the losses have come without our starting center, too.

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