Through a Twitter feed, I came across Ohio University coach Bob Boldon’s press conference after the Bobcats’ 58-44 victory over Kent State Saturday. He said some interesting (and nice) things about the Flashes:
“Kent State did a great job of taking us out of our offense. We never got into any kind oif of flow all night…They played harder than us. They played better than us.
“We were just fortunate that k.b. (OU guard Kiyanna Black) made shots. Somethings a really good player steps up and wins games for you. That’s what happened tonight. (Black hit four straight three-point shots in the second half to put the game away.)
“(Kent State) plays hard. They have a big kid (KSU center Cici Shannon) we’ve never been able to guard. We’ve never kept her off the boards. We’ve played them three times since I’ve been here, and she’s kicked our butt all three times. I imagine when we go up there she’ll get 13 or 14 rebounds. (Shannon had 12 rebounds Saturday, her eight straight game of double digit rebounds.)
“They’ve got some guards when can make tough shots. They really sit down and guard. They’re a reflection of their coach. She’s tough young lady.”
Here’s the link to the OU website’s game story. The interview on with it. Boldon says some other interesting things, especially about Black, who he says will come into the gym on off days and shoot 500 shots. The press conference also includes an appearance by Boldon’s son, Zack, who looks to be about 5. Zack’s take on the game: “Good.”