Assistant Coach Tony Stubblefield

On what he thought of the game…
"I thought our guys played well. Three games in three days; we knew it would be tough but I think our guys came out and played with a lot of energy. They stayed focused. One thing we wanted to concentrate on was defense and rebounding. Cause we felt we didn’t do a very good job of that this weekend. We came out and put a much better effort into defending and rebounding. Cal Poly is a very scrappy team and does a good job running. I thought we played with good effort, there are some things we can improve on but those will just come with time."

On how he was impressed with the the teams passing game…
"We did a good job sharing the ball and making passes to the open guy. I was very impressed with that tonight."

On having to play three games in 40 hours…
"We were excited with the effort and the fight they came out with tonight.  Our depth got tested a little bit without Dominic Artis and Ben Carter, we played some guys we wouldn’t normally play. We got good depth so we think that helps. We want to prepare like its the conference tournament playing three games in three days. Physiologically I think it's good for our players to see that they can do that without being totally exhausted."

 

OREGON PLAYER QUOTES

#21, G, Damyean Dotson
On their offense…
“We’re very good at finding everybody. Everyone just dropped the ball off at the right time. No one was selfish. We were just able to get open and knock down shots…If we just communicate with each other we can get a lot more shots. Communication is key.”

On their team identity…
“We’re still trying to figure out who we are as a team right now. If you want to be a great team you have to have an identity.”

“It starts in practice. We all have to go after the same identity. In practice it’s about getting after it.”

On his progression as a player…
“I wasn’t making shots in the beginning of the year. (Dana Altman) just said defensive rebounds after defensive rebounds. I just have to box out and get my head right.”

#10, G, Johnathan Loyd
On defense…
It really shows how important defense is. We can’t give up buckets. I think we can play D very well, but we just need to keep after it.”

On playing Ole Miss…
“It’ll be our first true test on the road. Ole Miss will be a great test for us and allow us to see where we’re at as a team.”

 

CAL POLY QUOTES

Head Coach Joe Callero
Opening statement…
“They [Oregon] did a really good job of sharing and moving the basketball. It comes down to athleticism - they have unbelievable speed. They got those fast breaks on us over the top and it took a while for us to adjust to their speed. They get up and over the court and transition well. There’s a dramatic difference in fouls, and that’s because they moved the basketball and got us off balance. We didn’t move the ball consistently enough. There were periods of time where I was really pleased with our movement, moving from side to side and high post. We did some really good things and had some spurts, but we’re playing the No. 14 team in the nation and having good spurts is a far difference than having an opportunity to beat Oregon on their home court.”

On the reasons why Oregon was able to pull away…
“Overall, we only had nine assists and to beat a team like this you need to have 13, 14 or 15 assists. Sometimes you don’t get assists because you don’t make the shot, but we just didn’t get enough good looks. We ended up with 27 three-point attempts. We could have been more effective getting different types of shots.”

On his team moving forward…
“Losing accelerates the learning, and I hate to say that, but it’s the reality of the schedule we put together. Three days in a row with a game is pretty exhausting. Everybody will feel better in 48 hours after getting some rest and recovery, and then we’ll learn from this and focus on Santa Clara coming up.”