USU Men's Basketball Post-Game Quotes -Nevada

Feb. 5, 2014

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Utah State Head Coach Stew Morrill...
"Under the circumstances, I have to be really proud of our team for rallying this week. It's hard when you're 2-7 in league play and you just got your tail kicked a number of times. We had really good practices. We talked about having some energy and not just cashing it in. We got the second half of league started tonight and I thought our guys were really engaged and played hard. They gave themselves the chance to win. We needed a win. A lot of guys did really good things. Obviously Jarred (Shaw) and Spencer (Butterfield) had really good games, but a lot of guys did really good things. It was a much-needed win."

Senior Guard/Forward Spencer Butterfield...
"This is a monkey off the back right there. We definitely needed this win as a team. We just wanted to come out, starting at Monday's practice, wanting to start fresh for the second half of league. We just wanted to relax and remember how to play hard and as a team. We were able to do that tonight, so it was good. We talked about coming into the second half aggressively and not giving in. We played hard the first half, we just needed to continue it into the second half and that was huge."

Senior Center Jarred Shaw...
"It feels good to win. We went through that streak where we were losing, so it feels really good to get a good team win tonight. Coach just told us to be aggressive and think defensively first. We went out there, played defense and stayed aggressive and it helped us get a win. We started out tight and loosened up as the game went on, but that's just the nature of basketball. We just kept chipping at it, when last weekend when we lost we had kind of gotten down. We just kept going, kept fighting and stayed aggressive. That helped us out."

Nevada Head Coach David Carter...
"They came out and they established their rhythm. They hit two threes to start the second half, we were down by one and went to down by seven really quick. I give them credit, they guarded very well. They went inside and had a really good rhythm and shot 61 percent in the second half. I thought our defense was really poor tonight in the second half."



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