Here’s video of the postgame interview with Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins after the Cardinal’s 79-67 win over Washington at Maples Pavilion.
Here’s a partial transcript.
(On Chasson Randle) “I thought Chasson played a terrific game on both ends of the floor. I thought he defended well and made a number of good plays. He got to the basket and finished well. That was a real spark for us, his ability to get to the paint and create for himself. It broke our defense down and allowed other guys to get looks as well. I was really proud of what he did. Hopefully he can bottle it up. It was great for our team to see that he is capable of doing that.”
(On getting Washington in foul trouble) “Washington is a very good team and they were coming off a tough loss. This game went down to the wire for the most part. We pulled away to double digits with three or four minutes to go but it was a heck of a game. Getting them in foul trouble was key. In the first half, we shot 17 free throws, which showed our aggressiveness and that we weren’t settling. It is something we talked about as a team.”
(On making 24 of 34 free throws) “I am happy that we won it at the free throw line. It says a lot about how we play. We have a big lineup out there a lot of the times. Most teams we play, we are the bigger team. One of our strengths is getting the ball in position where we can get fouled. I was glad to see that we did that tonight. Sometimes you can settle but tonight we didn’t. We made a consorted effort to get it inside. I thought our guys did a great job of producing.”
(On C.J. Wilcox who had nine points) “You are not going to stop C.J. Wilcox. He is going to get shots and make shots because he is one of the best players in our league. I thought the thing we did well was identify him and try to find him as soon as he came across half court. He can shoot it from that far. We tried to be aware of where he was and try to stay with him. Our guys did a good job of that Anthony Brown, in particular, because he had that assignment did a really good job of focusing and staying with him. Anybody else who guarded him did the same thing and did a really good job of staying with him.”