California 72 vs. Oregon 45
Postgame Quotes
February 3, 2013

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Oregon Head Coach Paul Westhead

On playing tonight without Ariel Thomas

“We’re down to our third quarterback, so it’s not easy. No Stanulis, no Petersen and now no Thomas. With that said, our replacement guards did a respectable job- Loera and Galland. The timing of things was off center but that’s also due to Cal’s defense.”

On two large runs from Cal…
“Unfortunately for us during good runs and droughts we still end up shooting less than 30 percent. We need to make more shots to sustain ourselves throughout the game.”

On the officiating…
“We prepared them to be attacked. We tried to forewarn them that people would be poking in and trying to strip the ball. We can’t control how plays are viewed by the officiating crew. It is what it is.”

On Danielle Love’s performance…
“I thought she played hard. She did some good things. It’d be nice to make more shots but it wasn’t like she was taking fade-aways in the corner. We encourage her attacking mode of play.”

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Oregon freshman guard Devyn Galland

On what sparked the runs made by Oregon…
“I think we were attacking the rim better for that period of time. It caused them to jump and allowed us to draw the foul.”

On reasons why the Ducks were unable to sustain their runs…
“Turnovers. We were hectic with the ball. We can’t get good passes or attack the basket well if we are going to be careless with the ball.”

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Oregon sophomore forward Liz Brenner

On today’s game…
“It was extremely frustrating, especially because of our poor offensive rebounding and not blocking out. We really stress that and so it’s frustrating. It was a very physical game. They are a big team and an aggressive team. I feel like we went out there and matched their intensity.”

On ways to address the team’s poor shooting percentage…
“We try to rush shots and we’re not taking some open shots. The easier shots will improve our percentage instead of taking shots that aren’t the best selection.”

On looking ahead…
“We have to keep working hard in practice and games. We have spurts where we play well and in-sync, like this game, and it gives us confidence. The more we can piece that together the more we can compete. We have to take it one game and one practice at a time. We need to focus to do the best we can right now with what we’ve got.”