Feb. 9, 2012
Arizona Head Coach Sean Miller
"I think that the first four minutes of the first half, and the first five minutes of the second half, we saw Colorado play as fast as we've ever seen them, and if they can keep that up, then they will be extremely difficult to beat down the line."
"This was a much different game for us, and we did a good job keeping the turnovers down from the fifteen or sixteen we've seen lately, we've connected from the free throw line, and we've taken care of the defense. With the defense I saw tonight, it really doesn't surprise me that we can match up with anyone out there."
"Jesse Perry and Solomon Hill combined for eight offensive rebounds, and a number of them were in the second half. They have to play hard all forty minutes, and they did. Solomon had sixteen points and fourteen rebounds, and Jesse finished with seventeen points and eleven rebounds. With their energy level and the way they have developed, they are playing more as a unit, which is what we need from them."
"I also have to give Angelo Chol and Brendon Lavender a lot of credit. Angelo had twelve good minutes tonight. He was four of four from the line and two-for-two from the field, and the only reason we didn't see more of him was because Jesse and Solomon were connecting so well. What we didn't get to see tonight was Angelo and Jesse playing together as a unit, but we definitely have that in mind for Saturday."
"Josiah Turner's thirty minutes were a big help tonight. We limited him in the first half when he picked up his second foul because we didn't want to risk him getting a third, but it was good for us to have a fresh guard to rotate into the game in the second half."
Arizona Player Quotes
#44 Solomon Hill
On Arizona's aggressive rebounds
"The team started to find the key to rebounds tonight, we took chances and we all played aggressively. As long as our guys come out and play the way that they did tonight, we should be okay for the rest of the season."
On Arizona's great defense and advantage for tonight's game
"When we play good defense, we make a lot of shots. The numbers were off tonight for the visiting team. They had many fouls, and it ended up giving our team and advantage."
On Arizona's crowd motivation
"We are a lot more confident. Guys are doing what they need to be doing. When you are home and the crowd is behind you, you don't realize how tired you are. That motivation allows you to keep playing."
On Arizona taking more opportunities to make threes
"Guys need to make more threes. I don't think they realize that no one is going to be mad at them if they miss the shot. The guys need to find their rhythm and different styles with different teams."
On Angelo Chol's performance and improvement
"Tonight I realized that Chol has more opportunities to play the way that we do, he's catching the ball, and taking more chances."
#21 Kyle Fogg
On the energy in the game
"It's a big deal to play with the same amount of energy in the first half and second. In order to win conference games we have to win many more home games."
"Being the older guys that the younger guys get to look up to, we have to stay consist when it comes to playing time, and not disappear like I have been doing in the past few games."