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UCLA 76, Utah 49 - Postgame Quotes




Jan. 26, 2012

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Utah Head Coach Larry Krystkowiak
"I thought their defense was really good and I thought we tried to beat them with 1-on-1 moves we don't possess. We had a lot of guys whose answer to pressure and having to work to get into our offense was to dribble the ball, turn it over and take bad shots. This was one of the first times we didn't play hard and we didn't play together. I know we have our deficiencies offensively but at least we have tried to do it collectively. Today it was just...from the point guard through our center...guys were catching the ball and doing things that weren't characteristic, and trying to make 1-on-1 moves against a pretty athletic team. There is no way we can be successful doing that."

On this game following the Arizona State win
"It's disappointing but it was two different mindsets. It's a man-to-man very physical team [UCLA] that tries to take you out of it and it was a 2-3 matchup zone [ASU]. So it was two different teams. I told our guys, we're pretty good when there is no pressure on us but when we get sped up we get out of sorts. We talked about it all week, we knew what we were going to face but we can't simulate it. That's our issue. You talk about it, you try to prepare for it, but you don't know what it's going to be like when you have a 6-5 guy guarding you when you're 5-10, and he's bumping you and taking you out of what you're trying to do. It was a little bit of shock to us."

 

 

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