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"I think we were together last year, but this year we have to be more together than we've ever been, because we're always going to have a target on our backs." - Oladipo
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"We're not going to take this very lightly. We're going to go out from the get-go and hit them in the mouth first before they hit us." - Ferrell
Ferrell: "I've been waiting for this day since I committed my junior year. It’s been awhile."
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"Finally, we get to guard other people. I'm tired of beating up on Yogi in practice." - Oladipo
Oladipo says he knows "Assembly Hall's going to be jumping like it always is."
Yogi: Transition from playing zone to playing man-to-man hasn't been as difficult as he thought it might be.
Oladipo: "We’re just better all-around, and we’re gonna continue to keep getting better. Rebounding’s going to be huge for us this season."
"We're number one, and in order to stay there, we have to play defense, and we have to do that at a high level." - Oladipo
Oladipo on importance of defensive improvement: "People are more vocal on defense. I think when you’re vocal on defense and people actually want to play defense, then you’re a good defender, and I think our whole team has bought into that. ... We’re No. 1, and for us to stay there, we have to play defense, and we have to defend at a high level."
"He's going to have a huge impact on how we win." - Oladipo, on Ferrell
Ferrell said he's always looking to pass first, usually looking for Oladipo and Zeller.
Oladipo closes the press conference: "Y'all stay feathery."
McClain talked mainly about Wesleyan, while Oladipo and Ferrell talked primarily about the defense, and a little about Ferrell's first game at IU. Check the site tomorrow before the game for a little bit more on what they said.
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