Nov. 22, 2009
Arizona vs. San Diego State November 21, 2009 Coach Niya Butts Postgame Quotes
Opening statements... It certainly was not pretty on either end. The first half was probably as bad as it could be. Throughout the game it wasn't a pretty sight. They capitalized on our mistakes and we didn't capitalize on their mistakes. In a game where one team has 27 turnovers and another who has 24, it's pretty ugly. But what they did was muscle us around, they were the aggressor.
On SDSU... I think they are really good team. They are a well coached bunch, they get aggressive and they're good at what they do. They know they're going to make mistakes but the thing is, they fight through that. They continued to fight through and continued to play physical. Their team has been together and they've experienced success. Tonight, we failed our test miserably.
On SDSU's play down low... I want to give credit where credit is due. We knew what he had to do defensively, but we just did not execute our game plan. They didn't do anything different in their offensive game than what we had talked about all week long.
On the turnovers... They were aggressive with us all night long. I think our turnovers - they caused. The difference between theirs and ours is I don't think we caused their turnovers. I think they are going to be a team that turns the ball over because of the way they play. That's OK for them. For us it's not OK when you turn the ball over almost as many times as you shot the ball, that's not a good thing for us and that's not the way we play.