Jan. 4, 2014
Utah State Head Coach Stew Morrill...
"San José State puts a lot of pressure on you with all the threes they shoot. It was a nip-and-tuck game for 30 minutes or so. I thought we played a really good second half. Obviously, it really helps when you have a guy go off like TeNale (Roland) did. We've been waiting for that. He can really shoot the ball. He hasn't been as consistent as he would like, and this should help him. He was great. Some other guys made plays as well. We boarded it, we had 15 assists to three turnovers in the second half. We played like we have a lot of times this year in the second half. When you shoot 35 threes and you're banking them in, shooting them three feet past the line and making them, that puts pressure on you. We give them credit. That's how they play. If a lot of them go down, they have a chance to beat you and for a while, a lot of them went down."
Senior Guard TeNale Roland...
"That felt good. All of them came in the second half. I have to give credit to my team for finding me. They gave me good passes and I was able to get them in. Our offense gives a lot of opportunities for our guys to get open shots. It was nice to have Jarred (Shaw) back in there with his presence. It was because of him I was able to open up some of those shots."
Senior Guard/Forward Spencer Butterfield...
"I'd much rather talk to you guys after a win than a loss. Tonight was great. It was awesome to see TeNale (Roland) step up and get some shots. I knew he had it in him. This was a great game for him to come out and get hot. We knew they were going to take a lot of threes, but I think we were a little surprised by the shot selection. They were taking them from pretty far out there. We had to adjust to that and get up in them a little bit more to stretch the floor with them a bit."
San José State Head Coach Dave Wojcik...
"The unfortunate thing is that there are two halves to a game. They're a good team, I'm just a little bit disappointed in how we defended in the second half. I think we got enamored with the three-point shot too much. We can shoot it and it kept us in the game for the most part, but you can't live and die with the threes all night. That's what I just explained to our guys. When we're in the one-and-one, you've got to learn to drive the ball and try to get to the free throw line."
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