Oregon 83 vs. Northern Arizona 73
November 10, 2012
Postgame Quotes


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Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman
On tonight’s game…
“I’m glad that we found a way to win. When it got closer to the end of the game I went with the four guys who had the most experience plus Damyean Dotson. We’ve got a tremendous amount of work to do in every phase of the game. I thought we were better prepared for today. We play again on Monday and Friday and we need to make giant steps in a short period of time.”

On the performance of the team’s freshmen…
“I think they did good things at times both offensive and defensively. Communication on defense is just not there. The consistency has to improve and they have to learn to really get after it and compete.”

On Oregon’s sluggish performance tonight…
“Sometimes we get off to a great start and sometimes we fight uphill all game. We just have to get a lot more fundamentally sound.”

#25 Forward E.J. Singler
On the feeling of the team when NAU cut into their lead…

“We learned a lot as they began to chip away at our lead. We have a lot of young players that are trying to understand the offense. We are a work in progress and need to take these experiences and learn from them.”

On role of upperclassmen on the team…
“Our upperclassmen are crucial to our success. They need to progress the freshman along as they are still getting the grasp of the difference between high school ball and collegiate basketball.”

#55 Center Tony Woods
On mentality when NAU took the lead…
“We started to get really worried when they came back and took the lead, but we were able to keep playing our game and finish strong.”

On progressing low post game…
“My post game has really improved over the past offseason. I am continuously getting better and perfect my low post offense.”