Feb. 15, 2003
Arizona Associate Head Coach Jim Rosborough Quotes
"We really did a nice job today. We got out in our defensive stance, and we really got into a good rhythm. We had 22 turnovers, so that is not real positive. We have to take better care of the ball. But, we have to give USC credit because they have some good players."
"We had a good run in the second half. We definitely are capable of making those kinds of runs. We are very balanced offensively, and we have a pretty potent attack."
"Our players did their job defensively. I didn't realize that we held them to 11 points in the last 14 minutes of the game. In the second half, we did what we are capable of doing defensively."
"Channing (Frye) did a nice job today. He is doing what we expect him to do all of the time. He has worked very hard in practice, and he has made some aggressive statements on the floor. The way he played today is evidence of him getting really darn tough. He is playing his best basketball right now. He is a great athlete, he is very confident, and he is playing tough. He has made very steady progress."
"Jason (Gardner) is so strong and quick, and Salim Stoudamire's quickness really bothers people. Andre (Iguodala) is just tough as nails defensively."
Arizona Player Quotes
Sophomore Channing Frye:
"I just let the game come to me, I wanted to make this a good weekend for the L.A. schools. We're playing Arizona basketball. It's just much more fun that way. Everybody is going to have their day, this has just been my weekend."
"I was just playing the game. I wasn't worried about that (scoring a career-high). I was just worried about how close USC was to us. I played the game as well as I could. Now, we've got a little break. I've got to rest my body and get ready for ASU."
"I was really proud that I had three blocks today. I felt like I was changing shots out there. Even though I had 14 rebounds, I felt like I could have gotten more. I've got to give the credit to my teammates because they kept giving me the ball."
"We were real aggressive. We played a good game and we're getting better, but we still need to work. We always need to work, but we're getting there. We played about 35 minutes of Arizona basketball, we're working toward that 40 minute mark."
Senior Luke Walton:
"It was a real good weekend. We are starting to play a lot more than just one half. Our defense is starting to make strides. I didn't play a great game today, but the team did. And that's all that matters."
"(Defense) is what we've been stressing all year long, but now we're starting to get into it more."
"It felt good (to hit the three pointer to score his first points of the day). It's hard being out there with a big zero next to your name when you've been playing a bunch."
"It's great being on the fast break with them (Hassan Adams and Andre Iguodala). It's like with Rich (former teammate Richard Jefferson). You just throw it up there and you know they're going to put it down."
"The last couple of weeks, Channing (Frye) has been unbelievable. We know what he's capable of. Now he's been stepping up and is becoming one of the premier centers in this league. If he keeps playing like this, it's just proving that he's the man (among the centers) in this league."
Senior Jason Gardner:
"We moved the ball pretty well today and we shot well. A lot of it is getting more guys in the game and wearing teams down. We started making shots and they kept missing shots (during Arizona's second-half run)."
"Channing (Frye) had a great presence inside today. He was blocking shots and he's really timing the shots well. He did great today."
Freshman Hassan Adams:
"We were playing Arizona basketball today. Our practices have been great. That's what will win games-if we come out and practice hard, we play hard."