Dec. 3, 2002
Arizona Head Coach Lute Olson Quotes
"We are not a very efficient team right now. I am disappointed in our lack of effort on the defensive boards. We need to do a better job of rebounding the ball, and we have to be more efficient in that part of the game."
"The problem is that we have guys standing around and waiting for others to get the defensive rebounds. If we have guys with major minutes and a few rebounds, that's a problem, and we are going to have to solve that. We'll get to the bottom of this. If you're not going to rebound, we'll get people in there who will."
"Andre Iguodala went to the glass as aggressively as anyone out there, especially at the end of the game. We need to have that kind of rebounding from everyone out there."
"We only had nine turnovers, so that showed that we did a much better job of taking care of the ball tonight."
"Jason Gardner did a solid job. If he gets a good look, he is very confident in his shot."
"Luke Walton is not in sync right now, but it was good to get him some time in there. He did a good job defensively, but his timing is still off a little bit."
Arizona Player Quotes
Freshman Hassan Adams:
"We did not play up to par. Our defense was okay, but we were terrible on offense. Even though we won, we didn't play like the No. 1 team in the country. We can play better."
"We played our game for the win, but it was a lot more mental. I can't really explain it. It was just one of those games. We're going to learn from it."
"Once we start getting better and better, we'll be okay. It wasn't like they slowed it down so much that we couldn't play our game."
Senior Rick Anderson:
"(Tonight) was very strange. It was very hard to get to the glass, it was very frustrating for a rebounder like myself or Hassan (Adams)."
Senior Luke Walton:
"Besides my shot, I felt pretty good. We feel good that we won by 30 points. They slowed us down and frustrated us. We wanted to get up and go. We didn't do a good job on the glass, but we are going to work on that tomorrow."
"We've got a couple of days until our next game so we're probably going to do some rebounding drills. I probably just have to get back into rhythm."
"As long as I don't shoot like tonight, I'll be alright. I'm excited to go home and play in front of my family and friends."
"It's nice knowing that we could have done some things better, but still won by 30. It says a lot about our team."