Here’s video of Arizona forward Aaron Gordon during a post-game interview following the Wildcats’ 71-62 win over Washington.
And here’s post-game quotes from Arizona players.
(On rebounding) “It’s something that I pride myself on. At halftime I only had one rebound and I was mad about that. Going into the
second half my mindset changed and I just need to have that going into games.”
(On Gabe York’s shooting) “When Gabe makes shots we’re a whole different team. That’s a really big aspect of our team. Gabe hitting that
three gave us momentum and helped spread the floor.”
(On adjusting to conference games) “It took me a little bit to adjust in preseason. I’ve understood the aspects of college basketball, what it takes, how hard you have to play and how physical you have to play. But, now it’s just another basketball game to me.”
(On the comeback win) “That’s what good teams do, nettle through adversity. They are a good team, their record may not show it but they
are good. There’s a lot of familiarity within the conference and they have guys that can score. That makes the
game more difficult. We knew that going into the game. We made our run and made shots when it counted.
Offensive rebounding was big for us, hitting shots and running in transition. That’s the attitude of our team, we
won’t give up. It starts with TJ (McConnell). He had a couple big steals on defense and Aaron with his offensive and
defensive rebounding. It’s just battling through adversity.”
(On the quick turnaround from Thursday’s game) “We’re young kids. We live for this. We want to do this and what better way to do it than as the No. 1 team in the country.”
(On the crowd) “There’s no better place to play. When we’re going on a run and getting a few dunks, the place goes crazy. Coach
told us to keep getting stops and getting out on the break.”
(On three‐point shot) “Nick found me. It was a fast break push and the defense got back into the paint and I was still open. I was waving
and he found me. It felt like a normal shot and it was pretty big.”
(On his shooting skillset) “Shooting in general is what the team needs me to do most. I don’t like to label myself as a shooter but it’s
probably what I do best. Trying to make big shots in big situations is the best way to improve. Hopefully, it’ll keep
happening for me. I have to keep preparation the same and keep shooting the ball after practice.”