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Arizona State 57, Utah 52 - Postgame Quotes

Feb. 9, 2012

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Utah Head Coach Larry Krystkowiak
"We had some open looks tonight. We had that nice stretch in the second half where I thought the rim opened up a little bit and we got some momentum and confidence, we needed to see some go in. We just didn't make enough to sustain momentum or gain that confidence."

"The guys battle really hard. It still comes down to little things I think. There were two missed block-outs for offensive rebound dunks on possessions, then we foul with two minutes to go...we had a timeout with four minutes to go and we indicated who we wanted to foul. We got it back to a two possession game, then we mindlessly fouled two more times. Some of those situations are still new to us, being in close ballgames. You try to survive but then some of those things with the block-outs and the mistakes are things we can clean up. People want to say that they are little things but at the end of the day they end up being big things."

"We battled the whole game. Our guys played really hard defensively, we were 5-of-24 in the first half and we were in the locker room down five...to shoot 20% on the road and come in the locker room down two possessions with that kind of offensive production speaks a lot for our defense. Our guys were locked in and battled and did a great job, short of the rebounding. To get out-rebounded by 18...I know we missed a lot of shots so there were more defensive rebounds but again, a couple of those missed block-outs really hurt us."



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