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Oregon vs. Washington Postgame Quotes
Release Date: 02/15/2013
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Washington 97 vs. Oregon 71
Postgame Quotes
February 15, 2013


Oregon Coach Paul Westhead

On tonight’s game…
“The only thing I can say is that there were six to nine very makeable plays that we didn’t score on in the first 12 to 15 minutes of the game. That tests the team’s tenacity when they have makeable plays but they are not converting.”

On Washington’s Kristi Kingma’s recording breaking game…
“She shot very well. Give her a lot of credit. We could have been more aggressive. Some of the shots she made, she positioned herself well and made them, while some of the shots we closed out and she still made them. Washington’s shooters, especially Kingma, were spectacular tonight.”

On Oregon’s offensive output…
“We did a good job pounding the ball inside to our bigs. Jill Alleyne had a good night. Liz Brenner helped us inside. We need our outside kids to be more productive but it’s better than it was.”

On looking ahead to playing Washington State…
“What happened up there has no bearing on what happens on Sunday. The team needs to be geared up and ready to go.”


Oregon Freshman Forward Jillian Alleyne

On her teammate Ariel Thomas
“She brought a lot of momentum. She was getting the ball to our shooters and giving them an opportunity to score. She brings the momentum to our team that every player needs.”

On creating a culture of hard work…

“It should start in practice. I believe we need more leadership on our team. That’s a sign of a young team and it’s hard for us right now.”


Oregon Freshman Guard Ariel Thomas

On Washington guard Kristi Kingma…
“Obviously we didn’t do enough because she kept scoring. When you have good shooters like that hanging out on the three point line, you have to force them to do what they aren’t used to doing which is driving. We let her continue to sit out there and shoot threes.”

On looking forward to the Washington State game Sunday…
“Our goal every game is to win. It doesn’t matter if we beat them before. It’s a new game and a new day. We need to come out and prepare for a battle.”

On how the team can find success…

“It starts individually. It’s a mindset to work hard and give your best effort. If you can make the decision to step up, other people will feed off of that energy. Despite the score, despite our record, we need to go out and give it our all. We can’t say “Oh my God, we’re down” and then give up. That’s not what Oregon Basketball is about and that’s not what this university is about.”

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