Feb. 23, 2012
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Arizona Head Coach Sean Miller
"I told the seniors and the team that 20 wins is a major milestone that we shouldn't take for granted. A lot of great programs at Arizona have had twenty wins, but at the same time there have been some good programs that have come up short. It's an experience that our guys will always carry."
"I'm glad that our seniors did well, except for Jesse Perry, who struggled in the first half, but got better toward the end. Kyle Fogg had twelve rebounds tonight, and went six of twelve from the field, Brendon Lavender went two for four from three, but Josiah Turner definitely had his best game at Arizona tonight. Every shot he took was a good shot, and he had six assists and zero turnovers. We've been waiting all season for him to come out and play like a true point guard, which he did tonight."
"We took care of the ball, especially in the second half, and shot fifteen free throws. We had trouble getting to the line in the first half, but recovered well in the second half. I'm also glad that Jordin Mayes was able to get in for a couple minutes, get his feet wet. That was a goal I'm happy we accomplished tonight."
"We have two games left, and every game is important, no matter what point in the season we are in. It's very important that we defend the post better on Saturday, because UCLA has a very good front court. We want to honor our senior properly on Saturday. For the last four or five weeks, we've had a very quick turnaround between games, but by now I hope that we're used to it."
Arizona Player Quotes
#21 Kyle Fogg
On his performance with two double-doubles in the last week:
"Since last week I have put more pressure on myself to have better defense. I was working to help my teammates box out the other team.
On the last eight minutes of the first half in which USC was held scoreless
"The last eight minutes of the game we came out stronger in our defense. The guys' ball pressure picked up and that's great because we are the number one defensive team in the Pac-12. Tonight we worked hard."
On his last game against UCLA
"I'm going to focus on this game - especially because it's my last game against UCLA. I need to go and watch films to prepare for the game because I need to help my team get the win."
#33 Jesse Perry
On how his nerves react to the last two games
"It is what it is. Games aren't nerve racking, we just need to finish with a win. That was the most important goal for tonight."
On his last two games and memorable moments
"My mother and my daughter are here for my last couple of games to see me play. I am going to miss Mckale, but I have paid my dues. On Saturday I have to go out there and play my hardest. The most memorable games that I have had have been the very last two white-out games. This has been a long journey."