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Arizona Head Coach Lute Olson Quotes
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/06/2002
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Jan. 6, 2002

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"We played really hard. This was an example of how it's never over until it's over. We played two totally different halves, and the crowd was a tremendous key for us. In the first half, Oregon State shot the ball so well, and they did a good job of penetrating and dishing. We couldn't get to the shooter quick enough. In the second half, we did a much better job of containing their penetration."

"Jason (Gardner) hit some big shots for us, and in that stretch, we got help from everybody. Jason's leadership really showed because he took it upon himself to lead the team back. He is such a tremendous competitor."

"We did a great job defensively in the second half. We did a good job of not letting them into areas where they could shoot the ball effectively. We had some key runs, and we had some good inside work on the glass, which gave us some second and third opportunities."

"There is no question that we could not have come back like that without our defense and the energy from the crowd. That was an unbelievable come back. We caused some turnovers in the second half, and we really took care of the ball. We kept the pressure on them in the second half."

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