Oregon 80 vs. Portland State 69
November 12, 2012
Postgame Quotes


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Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman
On the game…
“I thought we took a step in the right direction tonight. Our defensive strategy was not the same as it was in the first half, we seemed to fall off. We still have a long ways to go but at least it was us going in the right direction.”

On defense…
“To be a good defensive team you have to have five guys playing strong and that fell off in the second half as well.”

On Johnathan Loyd
“I am worried if Johnathan [Loyd] or E.J. [Singler] aren’t out there because they talk us through things on the court. Johnny’s effort and energy was great tonight. He is our energy guy. He is always in a good mood and has a smile on his face. That is very important for a team; he is very important to our team.”


#25 Forward E.J. Singler

On intensity before the game…
“We came out with passion and enthusiasm tonight to start the game, something we didn’t do against Northern Arizona. We have a lot of work to still do. We have a big game coming up Friday night and we need to have most a lot of things fixed by then.”

On team chemistry…
“We are slowly getting to know one another, we have a lot of young players getting a lot of minutes. It is just going to take time to gel with one another like we want to.”

On his health…
“I am slowly getting better, but surely getting back into game shape. I feel better every day and should be back to 100% soon.”