Jan. 10, 2009
Arizona Player Quotes
Junior Forward Chase Budinger
On overcoming the shooting slump:
"It's coming along. I'm getting a lot more confidence. My teammates are finding me, I get open shots, and I'm able to knock them down. You have to just keep shooting, eventually it will come back."
On using a lot of shot clock before looking to shoot:
"Ever since we started practice, Coach Pennell and Coach Dunlap have told us just to be patient and find that good shot. We can waste the shot clock until we find an open shot."
On getting two wins coming off losses at Cal and Stanford:
"It was huge. It shows that we have heart. We could have collapsed and come back and lost these two, but instead we were able to fight back and get two great wins."
On closing out the game on a 9-0 run:
"The game's never over. You have to play until the horn. That's what the coaches have told us since day one. Any team can go on a 7-0 run or 8-0 run and come back at the end. You just have to play through the horn."
On the key to victories in the future:
"It's on our defense. We have to get after it and play intense. We have to bring that intensity that we had against Kansas."
Sophomore Guard Zane Johnson
"I was in the flow. I felt good tonight. I have been getting more shots up. I am trying to get out of a little shooting slump of my own. I think I shot 1200 shots in three days with Coach Dunlap, so that definitely helped my shot come back. If I need to shoot 1200 shots to improve, I'll do it. I worked really hard in the off season on my defense. I was able to get rebounds tonight by being in the right place at the right time and just boxing out."