Dec. 21, 2009
Head Coach Sean Miller Quotes
On the anticipation of the final call from the refs:
"I just wanted them to get the call right, if that meant it was good, it was good, if it wasn't, it wasn't. When I saw it from my vantage point I knew it was going to close."
"The bottom line is we're trying to get better. We're not very good right now, but we're trying to get better."
"We had Arizona on our jerseys, they had Lipscomb, and sometimes you thought they should have been switched."
On Lipscomb #34 Adnan Hodzic:
"Their big guy was tremendous tonight. It's hard to imagine another big man coming into McKale and playing like he did tonight."
"The storyline for tonight is that Nic Wise is a real weapon at the end of games no only with his ability to make that game winning shot, but his ability to make his free throws; he has to be leading the nation in free throw percentage. Of course, Nic made that shot at the end, but what impressed me the most was his free throw shooting. I can't say enough good things about Nic. I'm proud of him. I'm proud of Lamont Jones, and I'm proud of Alex Jacobsen."
On the third overtime game in ten games:
"You just have to lace `em up and see how it goes. We know that every game is going to be a war."
Arizona Player Quotes
#13 Nic Wise
On the final shot:
"I saw Fogg was just about to shoot one of those "desperation shots" so I yelled his name. Luckily, he heard me and gave me the ball. I just had to throw it up fast and it just went in. I don't know how, it just did."
"We just tried to get our minds ready for another overtime."
"The guys all tackled me but then we finally realized they [the referees] were going to review the play."
#21 Kyle Fogg
On the final shot:
"I made a strong, one foot jump, and went to shoot it. I looked up and there were three seconds left and I thought, "Oh no, there way too much time left for me to shoot this (said in a heavily joking manner)." Then I heard Nic yell, "Foggie!" and I just threw it to him. It just went in."
#12 Lamont (Momo) Jones
"A win is a win is a win. Doesn't matter how or who it's against; a win is a win. A loss could've meant we'd have another loss up on our schedule. It's the same. A loss is a loss, a win is a win."
"We came in tonight thinking "Who's Lipscomb?" Well, they're a great team."