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20070312 Men's Basketball Monday Press Conference Quotes, 3/12/2007
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Release: 03/12/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><A name=OLE_LINK2></A><A name=OLE_LINK1></A><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">NCAA Tournament Press Conference<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">March 12, 2007<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39523"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39523">Lute Olson</A></A> Press Conference Quotes<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Opening Statement<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">I had an opportunity to watch some tapes on Purdue.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>They defend really well and are very quick ? more like four guards and a post.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The post guy is a guy that can go outside although he is most effective on the inside.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>They run four-man motion with a few sets, but they move well without the ball.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Defensively, they are very quick and very aggressive.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">If you look at their two scorers in conference, one (Carl Landry) was 17.9 (ppg) and the other (David Teague) was 17. 1 (ppg) and the third-leading scorer (Chris Kramer) was 6.4 (ppg), so they obviously get the ball to the two people that<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>are their best scorers in Landry and Teague.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Just to give you an idea of how effective Landry is, he got 24 points off (Greg) Oden at <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Ohio</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He got Oden in foul trouble.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He is very efficient player inside and does a great job of posting up.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He&rsquo;s physical like most Big Ten post guys are.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">It will be very competitive, obviously, as it is anytime you have 8-9 match-up.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>You are going to have two teams that are very evenly matched.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We&rsquo;re looking forward to it.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We&rsquo;re very happy to be going to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Orleans</st1:place></st1:City>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">As far as our team is concerned, we are probably as healthy as we&rsquo;ve been all year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In review the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> tapes, we probably played as well defensively as we have all year long.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>They hit some tough shots from long range, but they obviously did that against everyone in the (Pac-10) tournament.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>But overall, I think we&rsquo;re ready for the tournament.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I think our guys will play very well.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">What are you hoping to see from <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39542"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39542">Mustafa Shakur</A></A>?<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Just what we saw last year in the playoffs (19.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 7.0 apg, .542 FG%).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I think he feels very upbeat about that.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We need good leadership from the two seniors (Shakur/<A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534">Ivan Radenovic</A></A>), plus Marcus (Williams) and Jawann (McClellan) have been there.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It needs to be a combined effort of those four people for us to accomplish what we want to accomplish.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Are there any &ldquo;X Factors&rdquo; in your mind?<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">I&rsquo;m very pleased with the way we are defending right now.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I don&rsquo;t think there was a case where <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> got a baseline drive on us.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We controlled the middle of the court in terms of drives to the middle.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The only thing we couldn&rsquo;t do was to stop their three-point barrage.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Offensively, I think we need to get more touches.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I thought that was the one thing I felt about the game that we could have done better.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I thought there were a number of times where we took early shots, and given the fact that the momentum was in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s favor, we needed to be more patient.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I think going into the game on Friday, that&rsquo;s one thing we need to do.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We need to get more touches and be more patient for the shot to come that we want.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">When you looked at Purdue, where you surprised that they were more perimeter based, as opposed to Purdue teams of the past?<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">I&rsquo;d seen them during the year, but when you watch the game during the year, you are just watching the game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>You aren&rsquo;t zeroing in on things.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The <st1:State w:st="on">Iowa</st1:State> game and the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Ohio</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> game from the (Big Ten) tournament, we have that.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The other tape we used was the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Indiana</st1:State></st1:place> at Purdue (Feb. 15) just to get an idea.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>They really played with a lot of energy in that game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>One of the best tapes that you&rsquo;ll be able to get on a team is when they play their main rival.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Purdue-Indiana is always a real battle and they probably know more about one other than anyone else does.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Is Purdue a team that likes to go up and down?<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">They&rsquo;ll go up and down, but they are not going to force it.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>They do a good job of running their motion.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>They play very physically on the defensive end of the court.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It will be similar to what we&rsquo;ve faced in UCLA and USC.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It&rsquo;s more of an in-your-face denial kind of defense.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">That&rsquo;s where the patience comes in, right?<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Anytime you play against a team that defends really well, you need to make sure you are patient.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It&rsquo;s going to take you more touches to get good looks.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>With Purdue, we need to be more patient for the shots to come.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">With three guys from <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Houston</st1:place></st1:City>, do you worry about distractions and such?<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">No, I think it&rsquo;s great that they aren&rsquo;t that far from home.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We&rsquo;ve got three guys from Houston (McClellan, Onobun, Wise), so I&rsquo;m sure their families are very happy that we are down there.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Distractions are not a problem.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We&rsquo;ve played in enough places now where the guys are accustomed to that.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>This is a business trip and the guys know that.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">What&rsquo;s been your advice to <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68648"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68648">Jawann McClellan</A></A> lately?<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">One piece of advice was to get his weight down as much as he could so he would not have that added pressure on the knees.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He&rsquo;s down now to 206 and I think he played in high school at 205.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I think that&rsquo;s good.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We need to have Jawann back out there because he&rsquo;s got the experience and he&rsquo;s a tough-minded guy.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Defensively, he doesn&rsquo;t back down from anybody.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Jawann is a tough, aggressive young man.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We need that on the court.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I&rsquo;m hoping that he has a good week of practice so we can count on him heavily on Friday.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Could you talk a bit about <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534">Ivan Radenovic</A></A>, not so much as a player, but as a person?<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Ivan&rsquo;s a very bright and very personable guy.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He&rsquo;s well liked by his teammates.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He plays hard and practices hard.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Team always comes first with Ivan.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He&rsquo;s very mature.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He&rsquo;s fun to visit with because he has a very wide perspective of what life&rsquo;s all about having grown up where he&rsquo;s grown up.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He&rsquo;s traveled a lot basketball-wise in <st1:place w:st="on">Europe</st1:place>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">He adapted very quickly.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>That first half year was a problem for him.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>But I think by the time he got back here as a sophomore, he was pretty well adjusted.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Now, he has good command of the language and doesn&rsquo;t wear the tight jeans anymore (laughs).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>But, he&rsquo;s been great for us to have and I think he&rsquo;d tell you that it&rsquo;s been an unbelievable experience for him.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Do expectations enter at all this week?<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">All we&rsquo;re looking forward to doing is to play Purdue on Friday.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>There is nothing else on our mind.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It&rsquo;s not like this is our first NCAA Tournament.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It is for the freshmen, but the other guys have been there.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>They&rsquo;ve played in some of the most difficult situations you could play in.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The juniors and seniors play <st1:State w:st="on">Illinois</st1:State> in front of 18,000 orange-clad shirts (2005 Chicago Regional Final), playing in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Philadelphia</st1:place></st1:City> 15 miles from the Villanova campus (2006 first round).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>There isn&rsquo;t anything they will face that is tougher than what they have already faced.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Other than the freshmen, that&rsquo;s true for everyone else on the team.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></B></st1:place></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Player Quotes<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><SPAN style="TEXT-DECORATION: none"> </SPAN></o:p></SPAN></U></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Senior Forward <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534">Ivan Radenovic</A></A><o:p></o:p></SPAN></U></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><SPAN style="TEXT-DECORATION: none"> </SPAN></o:p></SPAN></U></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On Purdue senior forward Carl Landry:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;He is definitely their go-to player. They run a lot of their offense through his hands. We have to try and stop him. We have to deny him the ball.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On being a No. 8 seed:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;No. 8 is about right. Purdue is a good team and they deserved a No. 9 seed. It&rsquo;s going to be a battle of two good teams.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On playing in the NCAA Tournament:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;Now is the time for us to show what we are capable of. It&rsquo;s a new season for us now. In January and February we weren&rsquo;t playing very well. It&rsquo;s time to start playing good ? like we did at the beginning of the year.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On being placed in the same region with top overall seed <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Florida</st1:State></st1:place>:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;We can&rsquo;t think about <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Florida</st1:State></st1:place> right now. We have to play one game at a time. Our whole focus is on Purdue.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Senior Guard <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39542"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39542">Mustafa Shakur</A></A><o:p></o:p></SPAN></U></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><SPAN style="TEXT-DECORATION: none"> </SPAN></o:p></SPAN></U></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On preparations for Purdue:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;We haven&rsquo;t seen any film yet. We will do that later today before practice. I can&rsquo;t really tell you anything about them right now. I don&rsquo;t watch a lot of Big Ten basketball. We&rsquo;re just focused on what we have to do to win.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On the team&rsquo;s seeding for the tournament and playing in the <st1:place w:st="on">Midwest</st1:place> Region:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;I feel great about our situation. I think it&rsquo;s a great situation for us.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We got excited when we saw where we were going. We feel like we can beat anyone.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On playing in the NCAA Tournament:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;It&rsquo;s fun. We are in a good situation. I am looking forward to it.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Sophomore Forward <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186162"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186162">Marcus Williams</A></A><o:p></o:p></SPAN></U></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On being placed in the same region with top overall seed <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Florida</st1:State></st1:place>:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;It depends on how you look at it. You can look at having to win the first game to get the chance to play <st1:State w:st="on">Florida</st1:State>, or you can not think about <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Florida</st1:place></st1:State> at all. I look at is not underestimating Purdue.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On Purdue:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know a whole lot about them yet. I know they are a good team and play in a good conference. They have good players, so we are going to have to be ready for them.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On the NCAA Tournament:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;It&rsquo;s all about winning now. The rest of the season is behind us. We know what we have to do now. There are no more chances to lose and still keep playing.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Junior Guard <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68648"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68648">Jawann McClellan</A></A><o:p></o:p></SPAN></U></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><SPAN style="TEXT-DECORATION: none"> </SPAN></o:p></SPAN></U></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On Purdue:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;I know that (Carl) Landry and (David) Teague are their top guys. You have to stop them. Purdue is a good team, but everyone is good at this point of the season.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On the team&rsquo;s mental approach heading into the NCAA Tournament:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;Our mental approach is to win. We have to do anything and everything we can to win each game.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On the intensity of the NCAA games:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;You can&rsquo;t fall behind early in the games. It takes a lot of energy to come from behind. It&rsquo;s a short turnaround to your next game if you win, so you have to play hard from the start.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On the need to have <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39542"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39542">Mustafa Shakur</A></A> play well like he did early in the season and in the 2006 NCAA Tournament:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;I expect to see the old ?Staf, and hopefully the old Jawann. I talked to coaches and I&rsquo;ve got to start looking for my shot more. As for ?Staf, this is his last go around. I said before the season, when he plays well, we play well.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On being placed in the same region with top overall seed <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Florida</st1:State></st1:place>:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></I></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">We can&rsquo;t worry about them right now. We have to take care of business on Friday night first.&rdquo;</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
Arizona Men's Basketball
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