bleedCrimson.net will be interviewing Aggie men's head basketball coach Marvin Menzies throughout the 2008/2009 season as the Aggies take aim at their third consecutive WAC championship. This week talked with Coach Menzies about the losses to Louisiana Tech and Boise State, the regular season finale against Hawai'i and the media's definition of parity versus mediocrity.
bleedCrimson.net: Your thoughts on the games against La. Tech and Boise State?
Marvin Menzies: Both of them obviously were games that could have positioned us to be fighting for second. The first game against La. Tech it was real disappointing to not go in there and play better. But then after we watched the tape and looked at it, actually La. Tech played really well and defensively took us out of our flow and we didn't do a good job adjusting. You have to credit them for how well they played and how well they shot the ball. I think they were 8-13 from three. That was just a road loss, it's one of those where you lick your wounds but you've gotta get back up on your horse for Boise at home playing your last game, the whiteout. I was optimistic the guys were going to play well and we did offensively, we scored 92 points and shot 50% from the field but we didn't do near as good a job as we need to do at this point of the season defensively and ended up giving up 104 points and just really said, hey we're going to run with them, that's the style of play we wanted to do but we were trying to get them to not score as high a clip as they did. They played really well also. Coach Graham said it was their first or second best performance of the year. You hope that you could try to disable a team at home like that, the last time on your home floor but that wasn't the case. Since then we've refocused and tried to get our heads on point for this final conference game and there's still a lot of scenarios going into the WAC tournament as to who we're going to match up against. We've got to take care of our business and play well tomorrow. Continue Reading This Post >>