Dec. 21, 2012
Head Coach Larry Krystkowiak
"It's really disheartening. It is not how you want to go on Christmas break. Momentum is a funny thing and we didn't a do a lot right in the second half."
On what he felt was the difference
"I don't think we are that bad of a shooting team. At the end of the day, it's about turnovers. We got shots on goal but those turnovers suck the life out of us. When we got looks, we tightened up. The rim was bigger in the first half and we got nervous, but turnovers put us in that spot.
On the play of Cal State Northridge
"This isn't all about us. They shot over 60 percent and had guys make shots. Everything went to plan in the first half and their backcourt made the plays and baskets when they needed them."
On the end of game execution
"We have to execute better and put an end to those long droughts. The mindset is what we have to fight through. We have to get tougher and make shots when they're open."
His overall thoughts
"We can't take our foot of the gas. We have to take wins. No one is going to give us a game. We haven't earned that rite."
What he feels needs to change
"We just need to get stops and we'll get easy baskets. In the first half, things were wide open because we got stops. Offense is easier when we play good defense and rebound."
On what Cal State Northridge did
"They did the same thing as the first half and we didn't handle it well. They applied pressure and we didn’t handle it well at all."
On the team's psyche
"We play not to lose and we have to play to win. We are looking at the clock and we can't afford to do that. When we went out and took the win in games this year, we earned the result."