Stanford 86, Oregon 62
February 1, 2013
Postgame Quotes
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Oregon Head Coach Paul Westhead
On the production level from Jill Alleyne…
“She’s progressing very well. She’s a player with terrific upside in the future. This was a good learning game for her. She did some very good things tonight.”

On Ariel Thomas’ effort…
“Ariel (Thomas) has been playing very well the last four or five games. She almost single-handedly helped us win against Washington State. She played with a lot of pop against Washington. She didn’t practice much this week due to some ongoing foot issues, but she has a lot of fire and a lot of talent.”

On weak spots in Oregon’s play tonight…
“We had at least six times where we just didn’t get back and cover. That’s six times too many. Our players adjusted to that but we’re still our own worst enemy. We turn over the ball unnecessarily and we are simply just not making shots.”

On Stanford Head Coach Tara VanDeveer’s 400th conference win…
“They are very talented, highly skilled and highly trained team that makes minimum mistakes. I have the highest regard for her team and the way she presents them – it couldn’t be much better.”

On his thoughts for the season so far…
“We’re doing some good things. We’ve showed some promise. At the end of the day, you can’t shoot 25-28 percent and win. We have a scoring/shooting issue.”

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Oregon Junior Guard Ariel Thomas
On the Ducks’ slow start to the game…
“Our goal is to win. We play every opponent and just run our system. In our system we take fast break shots. I think we need to take calm and composed shots, especially to start out the game. In the first half we need to get our bearings.”

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Oregon Freshman Forward Jillian Alleyne
On tonight’s game…
“It was a great experience to go against Ogwumike. She is a great player and well known in the nation. We both got nine offensive rebounds and four defensive rebounds. We were both hustling on the boards. I can learn some things from her. It was a good experience for me.”