They said it: Indiana basketball players Yogi Ferrell, Evan Gordon after 105-59 win over Samford

Q. What was better this game compared to last?
Well, I think this game we tried to get inside presence more this game. That was a big emphasis on our game plan. We weren’t hunting for shots. We were pretty much taking what the game was giving us. We were looking more inside out. It’s what coach is pushing for us to do each game.

Q. How much of a wake up call was the LIU Brooklyn game?
You know, it was a big wake up call. We had big things to work on. We worked on those the next two days after that. It pretty much showed tonight.

Q. Yogi, in your two years here, how would you rank Parea’s dunk?
: Yes, I’d say the best one. Vic had a couple, I’d say. The one I remember, Vic had the best missed dunk versus Michigan. I wish that would have went in. It was nice, though.

Q. What is different about Hanner from last season to this season?
What’s different about Hanner from last season is he’s playing with confidence. Coach even said he’s the most improved player he’s ever coached. I can see that. He’s great with his footwork. He’s been in the gym so much working on his moves. He knows where to go, his tendencies. He’s playing with a lot more confidence and just experience.

Q. Talk about the offensive game and what you saw.
You know, I was just getting a lot of random ball screens, I feel like. Noah was coming up and ball screening. If they went under or shot, if not, I drove and hit Noah for a pocket pass. I was just pretty much taking what the defense was giving me.

Q. Yogi, you guys have a quick turnaround. Do you know anything about Stony Brook?
We know they’re picked to win their league. They’re definitely an NCAA tournament team. We’re not going to take this game lightly at all, just kind of like we did for LIU Brooklyn. They have a lot of strong, physical guys, high player guys. We’re going to get in the film and watch them and prepare for them.

Q. How much do you enjoy the quick turnaround?
It’s fun. It means less practice. TROY WILLIAMS: It was like that in the Nike circuit. So I’m used to it. Almost feel like you’re in the NBA. EVAN GORDON: Just be able to prepare and move on to the next game.

Q. What are your thoughts on Noah?
He’s probably one of the best freshman I’ve seen, especially as a big. You usually see a big trying to figure out things. Noah has been able to adapt pretty well. He’s taken it in strides.

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About Randy Beard

Randy Beard has been at the Courier & Press since 2007 and became the sports editor in 2012. He has previously been a sports editor at the Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail and the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat. He began his professional sports journalist career in 1976 and has spent his career primarily covering college sports in the ACC, SEC and Big Ten. He's also covered the NFL, the original North American Soccer League and professional tennis and golf. He's covered two Super Bowls, three college football national championship games, dozens of NCAA basketball tournament games, an Olympics, a World Cup and once hung out with soccer legend George Best for two days and sat in a golf cart with Jan Stephenson.

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