Feb. 21, 2009
On the Senior Night loss to Middle Tennessee State
"The good news is that we have a couple of weeks left to try and figure out what you do in practice, you have to do in the game," said FAU head coach Mike Jarvis after Saturday's game. "Whether it was not completing a two-on-one fast break, three-on-one fast break, or following your shot, we have to do what we need to do during crunch time. Obviously we haven't learned to do that, but who knows, there are two weeks left."
"First of all, 17 isn't much of a lead in college, so seven is nothing," Jarvis said about FAU's second-half lead. "It is basically a little more than two possessions."
On Carlos Monroe and his play during his first two games back from injury
"Not very good yet, to be honest with you," Jarvis said Saturday. "Certainly he has to do a lot better than he has been doing. He is trying to get in shape to play basketball after being out for basically the whole year. Usually it takes a guy six weeks to get back in shape and he is trying to do it in a week. I'd be lying if I told you he was playing well but he is working very hard and he has a lot of ground to make up in a short period of time. It is amazing what young people can do when they make up their mind to do it and I am pretty sure he will get it done."
"He had 12 rebounds (tonight), then he goes 2-for-10 from the field," Jarvis said of Monroe. "It should probably be 6-for-10 shooting with 12 to 15 rebounds. Those are the kind of numbers he is capable of getting and the kind of numbers we are going to need if we have a chance."
"Anytime you miss a significant amount of time, you come back and no matter how much you practice you can't simulate what happens in a game," Carlos Monroe said after the loss to Middle Tennessee State. "I still have a lot of rust but that is not an excuse. I still have to find a way to get it done."
"I felt better because my rebounding," Monroe mentioned. "That my main focus. I wasn't worrying about scoring tonight. I normally base my game on how many rebounds I have. For me to grab 12 rebounds after missing almost the whole year, my second game back, that is a great stepping stone to getting back. I just have to put in extra work before practice and after practice and it will come."
"I can deal with this, probably because I have had an incredibly blessed and productive career," Jarvis said about this season's results. "I am very grateful that I have been on all sides of the spectrum. It gives me the belief that this isn't going to be permanent, this is just temporary."