Mike Brennan spoke after American fell 80-70 to New Hampshire, dropping the Eagles to 1-7. Full video above with selected quotes below.
HOW MUCH WAS UNH's SHOOTING (12-17 on 3s) DUE TO DEFENSE?
"I thought we did a good job — there were spurts where we contested every shot. But I thought there were too many times where we'd have a guy in a guy and then sophomore defense against a senior offensive player who's on a good team, knows what winning's about. They beat some good teams. They're ready. So the difference is minute, but it still gives you a wash when it's every single possession — it's just these little things."
ON GASPERINI AND DEALING WITH FOUL TROUBLE
"Mark scores, he gives you good offense. I think Cimino is probably better defensively than him. But Cimino can't do it for a full X amount of minutes yet."
ON TEAM KNOWING HOW TO DEAL WITH POOR START AFTER LAST YEAR
"It's good to refer back to it. I haven't really this year to be honest, but the guys that were in the locker room — they sort of, they understand that."