Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman
On the game…
“Offensively, there were a lot of good things in the second half; in particular, the ball movement was really nice. Defensively, this team has got a long way to go. Communication is not good. The toughness, over-picks, and through-picks…they make fundamental mistakes, like stepping off guys and giving them easy baskets. Our turnovers led to transition baskets. It was a step offensively. Our small line up did a good job.”

On the team’s comfort level…
“Everybody needs to be a lot more comfortable. We’re not executing. We have a lot of transitions baskets there and a lot of penetration kick, which are great baskets to get, but driving the ball to the basket is really important.”

On Western Carolina…
“We knew going in we were going to have our hands full. They’re a veteran team with a very good coach. We were fortunate to shoot the ball well the second half.”

On Mike Moser
“Mike is a good player. He’s skilled. He has a great feel for the game. He needs to rebound better than he has in the first few games.”

On Joseph Young
“He’s a good scorer. He really works hard at his game. He spends a lot of time in the gym.”

 

OREGON PLAYER QUOTES

Joseph Young, Guard, RJr.
On the second half…
“We played better on defense and came out with more intensity. Mike Moser, Johnathan Loyd and Jason (Calliste) did a good job getting the ball up the court. We attacked and got to the free throw line.”

On his scoring performance…
“The lane was open so I just felt like attacking. That’s one thing with the new rule, if you attack and they put a hand on you that’s an automatic foul, so I took advantage of that by getting to the hole and getting fouled.”

Mike Moser, F, RSr.
On the game…
“Today we did a really good job of getting to the basket. We played against Georgetown last week and I think the emphasis after that game was to take better shots. Creating open shots and getting to the basket brings our field goal percentage up and I think that had a lot to do with it tonight.”

On Joseph Young’s performance…
“When his eyes get like that we kind of start cheerleading and just try to feed him the ball. With the way the rules are and how they call fouls he’s pretty much impossible to guard, he’s almost too quick to slide with without putting a hand on him and that allows us to get free throws, rest and set up our defense.”

On his performance…
“I was just trying to pick apart the zone and find my spots. We have a lot of  shooters so they tried to one-three-one us and spread the floor, so I just attacked that when I could.”