Monthly Archives: December 2009

News and a few grim notes…

• Texas State mens basketball players J.B. Conley and Emmanuel Bidias a Moute were involved in a fatal accident last Friday night.

• Conley (driving) and Moute (passenger) were traveling on Aquarena Springs Drive at 7:36 pm when they struck and killed a 31-year-old man.

• Conley was cited for not having a driver’s license or insurance. He only has a state identification card issued by the state of Texas.

• Conley was also not driving his own car (hence not having a driver’s license). He was behind the wheel of a car owned by Raul Segura of San Antonio.

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Quotes from Texas State head coach Suzanne Fox

Here’s what Texas State head coach Suzanne Fox had to say after her team barely pulled out a 99-94 win against Huston-Tillotson yesterday. Remember, HTU is an NAIA school…

On her overall impressions of the game — “Our kids played tight. They feel the pressure. Again, how many games have we won in the last week and a half? None. They lost that swagger and that’s the thing. Winning gives them confidence. Today we got tight and made bad choices and it snowballed on us.”

On losing a large (22-point) lead — “We got to take care of the basketball. We’re up 18 and had some reserves in and we basically didn’t do the thing we were supposed to do. We went back to the starting group and it went back to the demon that’s been haunting us — turnovers. We turned it over three or four times in a row and they scored every possession on it.”

On her team’s horrible play so far this season — “It doesn’t matter who you line up against or what name is on the front of the jersey. You’re looking at a week-and-a-half span where we played Texas Tech to four points and then we go to double overtime against HTU and it comes down to players doing things they’ve been taught to do. When you look at us, we didn’t do the things we were taught to do and that’s where I’ll take the responsibility and admit that I have to do a better job at practice and coaching to get them confident. You do that in practice. We have to go in there and get to work. It comes down to accountability. It’s hard with a young team because that value of a possession and you look at kids in a practice setting that they’ve been on a team where there’s no shot clocks in high school. Have they been on teams where they’ve blown everybody out? There are so many backgrounds where they’re coming from that if they turn it over, it’s just one turnover, but our kids need to understand that every possession is important. Right now, we haven’t done that consistently.”

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