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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Cats beat the Cards 90-61 Friday. Here are the postgame quotes from Louisville players Deng Adel, Anas Mahmoud, and Quentin Snider.

22, Deng Adel, F, Jr.

On the game …

“They hit us hard. From mentally and a preparation point, we didn’t come out and compete. They hit us early and we just never reacted. We just kept taking a beating. It was a tough loss. There are so many things to learn from this. I know it’s tough for the guys – tough for me – but we just didn’t compete hard.”

On if he was surprised by how the game went …

“I’m surprised. We weren’t prepared for their transition game. I think if they played in the half court, then we would’ve had a better chance. I don’t think we were well prepared for how fast paced the game was in their transition.”

14, Anas Mahmoud, F, Sr.

On what happened in the second half …

“I think in the first couple of minutes in the second half we tried to win on offense instead of getting stops on defense. I think they started the half 4-of-5 or 4-of-6. I think we tried to get back in the game right away instead of taking it step by step. It comes back on me too. I got a couple stupid fouls and put me on the bench, which was hard for my team.”

On what he took away from the game …

“Execution. I’m going to keep saying it. We did not execute anything that we’ve practiced the last four days, not even hardly at all. Even our press today wasn’t effective at all. Defensively we didn’t cover the gaps and they just drove down every single time and whenever they wanted. We just have to execute a lot better.”

4, Quentin Snider, G, Sr.

On being a leader …

“As a leader, I have to step up. And Deng (Adel) and Anas (Mahmoud) have to step up. And when things get down, we have to be the ones to pick guys back up. We just have to keep it moving and try to keep it going, stay positive instead of negative.”

On what he takes away from this game …

“Really just a learning experience. What hurt us was the defensive play. The defense really hurt us. We didn’t really communicate. In our 2-3, we didn’t really talk. Just the communication – we gotta work on.”

What was the turning point …

“I feel like when Ray (Spalding) and Anas got in foul trouble. We had to play with five guards at one point. So we didn’t really work on offense with five guards, really spreading the court, trying to penetrate and dish. But we didn’t really do that there. We did a lot of one-on-ones, and they really got on the break. And that’s when they extended the lead.”

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