→OU coach Jeff Capel: "The game would have been a lot more interesting if we could have made some shots, and I thought we had some really good looks. But that’s the way basketball goes sometimes.”
→North Carolina coach Roy Williams: "Tyler Hansbrough ... was a beast defensively with the things that he did in the second half. Now, in the first half, I didn’t like what he did.” →OU senior Taylor Griffin: "We did a pretty good job on defense. You know, North Carolina’s probably the best offensive team in the nation. So I don’t think that that was a problem.” →Capel: "I do think we were a little bit tight. Sometimes you can want something so much, you’re trying so hard, and I think that’s what happened to us early in the game.” →UNC forward Tyler Hansbrough, on Blake Griffin: "He’s tough down low to box out. He’s one of the best rebounders I’ve played against.