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Arizona-UCLA Postgame Quotes
By: UCLA Athletics

Jan. 19, 2002

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UCLA Head Coach Steve Lavin Quotes

"First half we played as well as we have played all season. Second half we played worse than we have played all season. In the first half we made more shots because we got some good looks. Arizona stepped it up in the second half. They did a great job pressuring the ball. With (Dan) Gadzuric out, Arizona took advantage of the opportunity. Throughout his career when he's in the game we are much better team. Without him we are not as good in the paint."

"I watched tape from the Oregon State game where Arizona was down by 21 at home. They are capable of coming back. They made some runs and we didn't get organized. I really like Arizona's team. We knew that they were going to make a run. They have a lot of talented young players. They have great leaders in (Jason) Gardner and (Luke) Walton."

"With a 20 point lead we got this false sense of security. We started to settle for too many threes. We didn't get the ball inside. We didn't make enough passes. We shot quick and allowed Arizona to get some shots. We didn't give ourselves a chance to draw more fouls. I wanted our seniors to win in McKale. This is a tough place to win. It's one of the toughest places to play in college basketball."

Arizona Head Coach Lute Olson Quotes

"We certainly got into a big hole against an outstanding basketball team. In the first half, all of the energy was on their side, and we had no energy. We were in serious trouble, and UCLA just shot the lights out in the first half. They have excellent shooters who will shoot well if you let them take the shots."

"We got some energy in the second half, and we extended the pressure. We made them do things that they did not want to do, and we got some rebounds, which allowed us to run. We made them miss, we had some steals and turnovers, and we had some great opportunities offensively. We came back on a team with serious fire power."

"We had a lot of guys who had outstanding performances for us in the second half. Our defensive pressure in the second half was key, and a big key to the defense was the play of our freshman guards. Will Bynum created a lot of problems for (Ryan) Walcott, and Salim Stoudamire did a good job on (Jason) Kapono."

"Channing Frye did a fabulous job for us today. He did a nice job of moving his feet and deflecting shots rather than blocking shots. Channing did a good job of being patient, and he was able to alter several shots as a result of his defense."

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Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
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at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
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vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
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at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 82 - 73
Saturday, Jan 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
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at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
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Tucson, AZ
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at Arizona State
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at California
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Stanford, CA
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