Feb. 11, 2010
Arizona Head Coach Sean Miller
"The way we played at the beginning of the second half really was as well as we've played all season. We did very well at converting from defense to offense. We were very unselfish. That run at the beginning of the second half was very exciting, and it was really fueled by our unselfishness on offense and our ability to get some good defensive stops. We consistently got better in the first half, but it was definitely that run in the first four to six minutes of the second half that set us apart."
"Tonight was definitely a total team effort. We had great contributions from our bench, and it was their points that really won the game for us."
"Nearing the end of the game, we definitely got a little sloppy. I give credit to Oregon, they played hard, and didn't stop trying to make opportunities when we started slipping. Still, twenty assists really shows that we moved the ball around well. We shared it, and we didn't just have one go-to guy tonight. It was a total team victory, where everyone contributed."
"Keeping the ball moving was our key for attacking the zone, and when we did it well, we had the advantage. We made some great offensive plays once the ball started humming from one side of the key to the other."
On No. 24 Brendon Lavender
"Tonight wasn't Kyle's (Fogg) best night, but that's what being a team is all about. It's about having someone to step in for you when you're having an off night. I've said this before, but I think that Brendon is really our best three point shooter. I've seen it in all 70 of our practices, and 70 practices is a very long time to watch someone play basketball. I'm really happy to start seeing that this is starting to transfer from practice to the game. It's great to see him having this success."
Arizona Player Quotes
On getting six rebounds:
"I was just being tough and being physical. Coach wants the one and two guys getting back, I'm not supposed to rebound, but I saw a few that I knew I could get, so I went after them and got them. That's what winning teams do, they play hard and fight. Somewhat, but when you're playing hard it just comes, it's not mental of physical. I think even if you're the littlest dude on the court, if you have the mindset to go out play hard and get rebounds, you can do it, and that's what I did tonight."
"Preseason was tough, those couple of weeks. I think those two weeks had more wear and tear than we do now. Those few weeks prepared us for now."
"They came out wide, once we got the ball in the middle, things opened up. They couldn't account for all of us."
On Oregon's defense vs. Oregon State's defense:
"No, it's a different type of zone. They play a 1-3-1 and they have length. It's going to be tougher on Saturday."