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20070127 Arizona Postgame Quotes, 1/27/2007
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Release: 01/27/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Head Coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39523"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39523">Lute Olson</A></A> Quotes:<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">&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know that <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">North Carolina</st1:place></st1:State> could have played any better and I don&rsquo;t know that we could have played any worse. That&rsquo;s a shame because the crowd was great, the enthusiasm was great and for us to come out and play to where we couldn&rsquo;t even make it a contest is very disappointing.&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 thought we had good looks at threes and it wasn&rsquo;t a case of people forcing the shot until one of the last ones. But we have been such a great free-throw shooting team and in the first half we just could not get on track.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;<st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">North Carolina</st1:place></st1:State> got some really great play out of their freshman with Ty Lawson being the one who really made them go; he played really well. He took care of the ball, had eight assists and four steals and came up with some big buckets ruining the fast break perfectly.&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 looked at the important keys in the game as taking care of the ball, two, getting everyone involved on the glass, and thirdly, to be protective of our fouls. But Chase (Budinger) got himself two quick (fouls) and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=542242"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=542242">Jordan Hill</A></A> played really well but we need to get him to keep his feet (on the floor on defense). I think he picked up two of his fouls for that reason.&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 basically told the guys that this (game) was a nightmare and that we are not even going to look at the tapes. We are just going to get focused on the Pac-10. We played everyone (in the Pac-10) and there is no one we feel that we can&rsquo;t beat, so we just need to take care of business in the conference.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;<st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">North Carolina</st1:place></st1:State> is a very good and will get even better with the number of young guys that they have. They are a classy program starting with the coaching staff and their players really handle themselves well. They are the top of the heap and everyone tries to get to where they are not only in terms of their record, but with the class that they show it in. I just wish we could have made a ball game out of it.&rdquo;<BR style="mso-special-character: line-break"><BR style="mso-special-character: line-break"></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;Marcus (Williams) wanted to come back and give it a shot, he said he felt that he could go in. I think we played him four minutes and it was obvious that he was playing on one leg. We&rsquo;ll probably hold him out of practice on Monday but he will be ready for Thursday.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;It seemed like every time <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">North Carolina</st1:place></st1:State> looked at the basket they knocked it down. Their combination of interior players and guys that can handle the ball around the perimeter prove that there are no weaknesses (on the team). They have confident shooters and that was obvious today.&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 don&rsquo;t ever remember anyone playing any better against us, but then on the other hand I don&rsquo;t remember us playing any worse against anybody.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </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"><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; mso-outline-level: 1"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Senior Guard <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39542"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39542">Mustafa Shakur</A></A><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1">&ldquo;I had a lot of turnovers myself.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>You can&rsquo;t shoot 1 of 23 from (three-point range) and expect to be in the game.&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">?They played great and you can&rsquo;t take anything away from them.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>They shot the ball well and played together.&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;We definitely can still turn things around, but you can&rsquo;t take any possessions off.&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">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">&ldquo;It&rsquo;s a good learning experience for us.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It&rsquo;s like a March Madness game, but we can&rsquo;t get excited and have so many turnovers like we did.&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;We had high hopes at halftime and came out with more intensity, but it wasn&rsquo;t enough.&rdquo;</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"><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; mso-outline-level: 1"> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p></o:p></P>&ldquo;<st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> is the type of program that plays the best defense.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Today we didn&rsquo;t come out with intensity I thought we should have.&rdquo; <P></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 Guard <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68648"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68648">Jawann McClellan</A></A><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;We thought we came out ready, but I lost a lot of energy early and after the first four minutes I was tired.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>A lot of us we&rsquo;re tired.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;(<st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">North Carolina</st1:place></st1:State>) is a good team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We looked at the scouting report and they had like 11 names on their.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>They&rsquo;re a good, deep team.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;You can&rsquo;t worry about it.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>You have to walk out with your heads high.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">North Carolina</st1:State></st1:place> is out of our conference and we won&rsquo;t play another team like that in conference.&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; mso-outline-level: 1">&ldquo;I felt like I could be some type of distraction or something.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>You could try to be a warrior for so long...&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 first half we knew four of the first five possessions were turnovers.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We had some key people get into foul trouble and that&rsquo;s going to affect both the players and the flow of the game.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;It was the same ankle I sprained before (and it felt different today).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I felt I tweaked it and couldn&rsquo;t walk.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I know I&rsquo;ll be available (for <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s next game).&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">Senior Forward <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534">Ivan Radenovic</A></A><o:p></o:p></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-outline-level: 1">&ldquo;They&rsquo;re probably quicker than <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>(UNC guard Ty) Lawson pushed the ball hard.&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;We&rsquo;d make a shot and they&rsquo;d have the ball down the court in three seconds.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">On his free throw shooting:<o:p></o:p></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;I can&rsquo;t explain it.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It was a lack of focus ? maybe I was tired.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">On losing <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186162"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186162">Marcus Williams</A></A> in the first half:<o:p></o:p></I></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">&ldquo;You can&rsquo;t surrender.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He is obviously our best offensive player and it&rsquo;s tough to win a game without his points.&rdquo;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"></SPAN> </P> <P></P>
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