Here’s postgame quotes from Stanford guard Chasson Randle and forward Dwight Powell.
“I am not really focused on the scoring. I am just happy we won the game. I can lay my head down tonight and say we won and they lost. That is all that matters. I think we played like men tonight. We were aggressive on both ends of the floor. We finished on offense, grabbed rebounds and got stops. I credit all of my teammates, especially Anthony Brown who did a great job defending (C.J.) Wilcox.”
“We are a ground and pound team, whether it is hitting the post or driving the basketball. I think we did a really good job of that tonight.”
“The free throw shooting was just being aggressive. I think our guys went to the basket strong. We either finished or got fouled. It helped us get to the line. We were able to knock them down so it helped us.”
“The way our offense is set up, Chasson has a chance to have a lot of those opportunities with his speed and craftiness with the ball. It was great to see him be aggressive throughout the whole game. It was no surprise he did as well as he did because that is what we see in practice every day. He is taking great shots and finishing.”
“We knew that they were a really good defensive team. They historically have been good on defense. They are very aggressive in lanes denying passes. We knew with that pressure we had to be aggressive, be strong with the ball and make strong moves. We got rewarded with free throws by going to the basket strong and making good attack moves against that pressure defense. We got to the line and knocked a good percentage down.”