Jr., C.J. Wilcox
On his game today:
It’s better than what it’s been. There are still some shots that I usually make that didn’t go down, but I’ll take it. The whole time I just try to stay confident and know that I’m going to make the next few in a row, just staying aggressive. Romar made it a point to give it to me early and I was able to get good looks.
On closing out games:
We’ve been in those positions before, when the game has been close. We’ve always known what to do, and sometimes we don’t execute it but tonight we took care of it.
On the win:
We can’t get too happy about it because they are an 11th place team, but we’ll take it to get off that losing streak. It just feels good to finally get one and get off that streak.
Sr., Abdul Gaddy
On the offensive game:
Sometimes we tend to forget stuff on offense and sometimes we try to force things in transition. We make sure that we knew that if we didn’t have anything in transition, we’re going to run a set or try to get it to our offense and make sure to get a good shot every time.
Focusing off of the Oregon game:
We went into the locker room ourselves. We just talked with each other. We know that we dug ourselves in a hole and the main thing was to come out here and play as hard as we can and just get it done. We knew we had Oregon State coming up. We got the win tonight, so now we’re focusing on Arizona and trying to get another one on the road. They are a very tough team so we have to dominate.
On Jernard Jarreau:
[I told him to] stay ready. He hasn’t been playing the last couple of games. At practice I told him ‘We need you no matter what. You don’t have to play the last five games but stay ready no matter what and when you’re time comes be prepared’. Today, he played really good and I’m really happy for him.
On Jarreau’s jumper:
That is his game. He’s a very good player because he’s so tall and with his size, he can knock down that shot and he can handle it. He can even run our offense if he really wanted to – that’s how skilled he is at his size. That’s why I always tell him to stay ready and that you’re one of the better players on this team. No matter what happens on that floor, stay ready when you get in.