Oregon, 68 Arizona State, 65
January 13, 2013
Postgame Quotes


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Head Coach Dana Altman
On the game…
“We were very fortunate on a night where nothing seemed to click. I do not know if it was our overall focus but we had a difficult time getting into a smooth rhythm. Overall, I am pleased that we found a way to win even when we weren’t very sharp.”

On the involvement from the crowd…
“We didn’t give the crowd much to cheer about tonight which was because of our lack of rhythm. We made it difficult for the fans to get involved. Other than our ball movement we weren’t where we needed to be tonight.”

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Oregon Senior Center Tony Woods
On hitting big free throws down the stretch…
“I’ve been working hard on free throws. Coach has been giving me tips on my free throw form and I’ve been working hard to better my free throw shooting.”

On playing against Arizona State Center Jordan Bachynski…
“We were trying to go at him. He averages five blocks a game. He is a great shot blocker but he doesn’t move well laterally so we were trying to drive it at him and get him in foul trouble.”

On moving into first place in the Pac-12…
“We had high hopes for the season. I expected to be here. We have a lot of talent and we feel like we deserve to be here.”

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Oregon Senior Forward Carlos Emory
On adjustments needed to combat a three point deficit late in the game…
“We really needed to pick it up on defense- all of us. We needed to get rebounds and stop guys driving to the basket. We did that and we got the win.”

On the team’s depth…
“I like the balance of our team. I like that we have plenty of guys who can score so that if someone is having an off night, someone else can step in.”