Feb. 2, 2012
Final Stats |
Colorado 82, Oregon State 60
February 2, 2012
Coors Events Center
Head Coach Craig Robinson
On what happened in the game...
"We weren't ready to play. The beginning of the game looked good. I don't know if it was the altitude or its complacency, but a lot of it has to do with the fact that they (Colorado) played really well. We didn't get back on defense and that was a big part of it. There were so many points from the paint in transition that you just can't win that way."
On Colorado shooting 60 percent...
"Even when we are playing defense poorly, we don't give up numbers like this. I have to really look at tape and see what exactly went wrong."
On how the score got away so quickly...
"You have to learn how to manage a game when you're on the road. We are still learning on how to do that. I'll take the blame for that. I still have to be better on teaching these guys how to manage a game on the road like this--with a team who's at the top of the league."
On if the new environment had any effect...
"We should've played better than we played. I don't want to say we were due to have a bad game, but this was a bad game and we hadn't had one in awhile. I have to do a better job in preparing these guys."
On if this was a letdown from the Oregon game...
"I don't know. It shouldn't be a letdown. When you win three in a row you should be looking to be really excited to win that fourth, but we are still learning. We have a lot of young guys out there and we might have been happy with just winning three in a row."
On if Colorado did anything unexpected...
"No, but there were plenty of things we weren't able to counter. They didn't surprise us--we knew they would get the ball up quickly and we did a really poor job on getting back on defense.
On Colorado guards Spencer Dinwiddie and Askia Booker...
"When you play defense like we did, they can have a lot of guys have a great night, and that's what they did. That's what good teams do, they take advantage of teams when they come into their place and play well. That's a credit to their coach and their preparation."