Dec. 29, 2011
Final Stats |
Oregon State at Washington
December 29, 2011
Alaska Airlines Arena
Head Coach Craig Robinson
"Well that is a good team, and it was a good experience for our guys to play a team that has been to the tournament the last two years on their home court. They played a great game. They got to the basket whenever they wanted to, and they are probably the first team to do that to us on a consistent basis. To our guys defense, we got off to our first bad start, and then I thought that we played them pretty evenly the whole game. We had every reason to close shop and move on, but these guys have no quit in them and I was happy about that."
On OSU's ability to take a punch...
"We took a pretty good one, and we came back, but not quite enough to come back. When we cut the lead to three I thought we were a couple of hustle plays away from making them nervous, but then they made a couple of really good plays and that opened it up again."
On what may have led to the slow start...
"This was a big game for us. This was our first big test on the road against the championship team. That is a lot of pressure on these guys, but we have got to get used to it. We talked about it back at our place that we are in unchartered waters, well today we were out in the deep end and it showed in the first five or six minutes. We have 17 more games to go so I am not too bummed out. I like how my team came back on these guys."
On Tony Wroten...
"He is darn good. That is why everyone had him being one and done. He is strong and he has a good way about him even though he is young. He has a mature way about him. He is going to be good in this league."
On what he can take from this game...
"I can tell you that our offense did not hurt us after the first five or six minutes. We scored from a lot of different areas, but we have to be able to get stops against a team like this."