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Oregon vs. Washington State Postgame Quotes
Release Date: 02/17/2013
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Oregon, 65 vs. Washington State, 60
Postgame Quotes
February 17, 2013


Oregon Head Coach Paul Westhead

On tonight’s win…
“We played long and hard enough to win. We did what we needed to do – we ran the floor and we made our shots. We made it difficult for them to score.”

On Jordan Loera’s performance tonight…
Jordan Loera played a spectacular game doing the little things. She got in the lane, rebounded defensively, got down the floor, and scored some points. She was very tenacious and presented herself how we needed to play. She got after it.”

On limiting the three-point shooting of Washington State…
“We identified their key players. Some nights we are in a flow. Our backline players, Jillian Alleyne and Elizabeth Brenner were much quicker to get out to situations. We were out on shooters whereas the other night we were a step behind.”

On the great defensive effort tonight by the Ducks…
“We have played respectable defense for much of the season. The lack of scoring percentage leads to so much pressure on defense and eventually the defense breaks down. We scored enough tonight to let our defense do what they do.”


Oregon Freshman Forward Jillian Alleyne

On her defensive effort tonight…
“During the Washington game (University of Washington) we let them hit threes. I was motivated to get out and challenge their shooters for our team. I wasn’t going to let my player score. I wanted to work hard for our team.”


Oregon Sophomore Guard Jordan Loera

On tonight’s game…
“From the beginning we knew what we had to do on defense. We worked together. It makes everyone feel better to know that the team has your back.”

On her career-best rebounding effort…
“Playing the two instead of the one, I was able to crash the basket. I made it my goal to grab the rebound.”

On the team’s defensive effort…
“During the Washington game Kristi Kingma went off. As a team we weren’t going to let them do that again. We had to bounce back and step up to the shooters.”

On tonight…
“I’m so proud of our team. It was our first home game win. We have great fans at every game so it was nice to get them a win.”

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