Nov. 14, 2011
Utah Head Coach Larry Krystkowiak
"[I think SDCC] is a shooting team that posed a little problem for us because they are undersized with a lot of perimeter shooters. We had a hard time with some of our match-ups and giving up open 3's. We ended up switching everything and I thought that was good. One of the main issues we had was being short of [their] shooters. We would get there but we would be four feet shy without a hand up and they would get some threes."
"One of the main concerns was giving up that many turnovers. We gave up 14 turnovers against a team that didn't apply much pressure. I thought we tried to make fancy plays rather than keep to the simple stuff. A lot of that has to do with our young players, so we can accept some of those mistakes."
"I thought it was really positive for [Josh "Jiggy" Watkins to score 23 points] and for [Jason] Washburn to have a double-double. Washburn is getting up to the [rebounding] pace we need him. Instead of getting a rebound every eight minutes, he is starting to get one every three to four minutes. Jiggy did a good job with the pick-and-roll and Kareem [Storey] was another spark for us shooting 10-for-12 from the free throw line.
"It is a win for us and we are happy about it, but we have a lot of work to do. We had a few breakdowns late and it shouldn't have gotten as close as it did."
Senior guard Josh Watkins
"I just took the opportunities that they gave me. They weren't covering the pick and roll that well and I had an opportunity, so I took it."
"Everybody played hard collectively tonight. It is just the little mistakes we made that we have to work on tomorrow."