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20070203 Arizona Postgame Quotes, 2/3/2007
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Release: 02/03/2007
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<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><STRONG>Head Coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39523"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39523">Lute Olson</A></A> Quotes</STRONG></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">On <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=542242"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=542242">Jordan Hill</A></A><o:p></o:p></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;It makes such a difference to have <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Jordan</st1:country-region></st1:place> out there. His presence inside made a huge difference.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;He had five blocks, but we had ten more shots just with his presence. When he goes up and gets a rebound, he is really very strong with the ball.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It is pretty hard to get him outreached.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">On <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534">Ivan Radenovic</A></A><o:p></o:p></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;Ivan did a really good job of doing what we needed to have done on the defensive end.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">On the overall play of the team<o:p></o:p></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;This was a team win.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>For example, Marcus (Williams) only took two shots in the second half, but he had six assists and no turnovers.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>That is a team game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The overall spirit of the team was high coming into the game.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;This was a good team win and a great effort on both ends of the court.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Guys that we targeted to stop, I think we did a good job.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>(Ryan) Appleby is a good three-point shooter and he had a hard time getting looks.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The inside game with (Spencer) Hawes and (Jon) Brockman, I thought overall we did a good job of bringing in the double when we needed it.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;We had five guys in double figures and the one starter that did not get double figure points had eight assists.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It makes such a difference if you get open shots and make shots.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Today, we made shots.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We did a better job of letting the game come to us rather than forcing it.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">On <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68648"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68648">Jawann McClellan</A></A><o:p></o:p></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;Jawann can come off of the bench and bring a spark.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He was a huge factor offensively today.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;I talked with him and told him that a spark off of the bench is exactly what we need.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He is the guy that can obviously give that to us.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He is a team guy.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He wants to help in any way that he can help.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He is going to get several minutes.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The only reason he did not get that many today is because we wanted to rest the knee as much as possible.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">On the role of the bench players<o:p></o:p></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;We need some kind of a spark when we go to the bench, and Jawann did that.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He is happy doing that because he knows that he is an emotional guy that can get other people going him.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I told him that he needs to be our Jason Terry off of the bench.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Today, I thought he came in and really did a good job for us.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;Bret (Brielmaier) played very well in the first half.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He made a huge difference and gave us an opportunity to rest Ivan before he tired.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;We need to have two post players in there.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Now that Bret is back to where he is pretty healthy, I think he will be another spark for us to pull off of the bench.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;We also have Daniel (Dillon) if there is a case where we need to get him in defensively.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">On the crowd<o:p></o:p></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;The crowd was great again, and it has been all year long.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It is great to see so many loyal fans.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Their enthusiasm has been there all of the time and it has helped us with the home court advantage.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><o:p> </o:p></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">On the defense<o:p></o:p></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;I think our defense is coming along.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>If you look at the tape of the other nights game, I could not believe how many shots that they (<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Washington</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>) made with us in their face.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;We were concerned with Appleby coming off of the hand-off because he shoots the ball so quickly that we just had the post man attack him every time.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>You can do that if the off-side post man does a good job of absorbing that role.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I thought that Ivan did a really good job anticipating that.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;The doubles on Brockman and Hawes were such that I do not think that they got a whole lot of easy looks.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">On the psyche of the team<o:p></o:p></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;It is critical to have a game like this.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It is the kind of thing when the talk is about shooting.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>You have never heard me say that I was concerned about it because if you get them thinking about it, it is the kind of thing that will have an effect if the players are thinking about it too much.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">&ldquo;I hope this shakes us out of that bad shooting.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We shot well in both halves.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"></st1:place></st1:State></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"></B></st1:place></st1:State> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"></B></st1:place></st1:State> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Arizona</B></st1:place></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> Player Quotes<o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Freshman Forward <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=542241"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=542241">Chase Budinger</A></A><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p> </o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1">&ldquo;We know we&rsquo;re a good team and can play against all the best teams out there.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1">&ldquo;Our inside players did well, which opens up shots for everybody.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;(<A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=542242"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=542242">Jordan Hill</A></A>) gives us more of a big man presence inside and an ability to block shots.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;We needed this win and need to keep it going up at the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> schools.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It&rsquo;s going to be a tough trip.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;Coach (Jim) Rosborough talked to me and gave me a pep talk before the game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He told me to just go out there, relax and have fun.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">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></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;It felt good to go out there and get a win, but we know we can&rsquo;t just walk into the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> schools and think it&rsquo;s going to happen for us.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We&rsquo;re going to need a good combined effort like we had tonight.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;The biggest way we feel Jordan (Hill&rsquo;s) presence is on the defensive end.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He disrupts the shooters and lets everyone else play their natural position.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Junior Forward <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68641"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68641">Bret Brielmaier</A></A><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1">&ldquo;It felt really good to be back with the team, back in the rotation and good to get a win.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;I just try to be a wrecking ball out there.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I try to get a body on somebody and get things going for our other guys by getting them open.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;With Jordan back there, I now if I make a mistake on the defensive end he&rsquo;ll be there.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He&rsquo;s also a great rebounder.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P>
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