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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 01/14/2010
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Jan. 14, 2010

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POSTGAME QUOTES
Washington State vs. California - Jan. 14, 2010 - Pullman, Wash. (Friel Court)
Final Score: Cal 93, WSU 88

WSU Head Coach Ken Bone
On the game...
"What I saw from Cal was a number of upper classmen in a Pac-10 game that came out with tremendous energy we didn't match. When we finally did, we were pretty good."

"We didn't do well defensively, energy wasn't at the level we needed. Cal came out and blistered us, especially from the three point line."

"(Jerome) Randle's a great player, there's a reason why he played 40 minutes, he's valuable on the court. He's tough, he was being guarded by kids in their first or second year in the pac-10."

On the first minutes of the game...
"It's always difficult to get over the hump, we just set the tone for ourselves, they set the tone for themselves. It was win or lose in those first minutes."

WSU Guard Nikola Koprivica
On the game...
"I think we got off to a bad start, they are a good team. It's hard to come back...we have to start our game much better."

On Cal's shooting...
"They had amazing shooting percentage, we didn't contest."

WSU Guard Marcus Capers
On guarding Jerome Randle...
"Randle was hard to stick to, he's 5-foot-10, I'm 6-4. A person like that you can't give space and I gave him a lot of space."

"I feel like all we had to do was compete and be in the game. They were sprinting, we were running, you can't leave shooters open, just like if a team left Klay (Thompson) open."

On moving on...
"We've got to put this game behind us and get ready for Stanford."

WSU Guard Klay Thompson
On the game...
"We didn't really come out focused with energy as we should have, they were hitting every open shot."

CALIFORNIA QUOTES

California Head Coach Mike Montgomery
On Jerome Randle and the game...
"Jerome's night was great. He played great. We shot well early; we caught them off guard on the break and got off to a quick lead. We need to make the adjustments. Tonight we went small, used different screens. The intensity turned in the second half, we let them catch up and WSU became the aggressor. WSU played well, Thames and Moore played well. We were on our heels on defense, something to work on."

"Tonight was a huge road win, especially for this conference. We would hate to head to Seattle with a loss tonight. With the adversity, we opted to go with short bodies, and we got tired, didn't have as deep of a bench."

On the players that didn't play...
"Markhuri (Sanders-Frison) is out with back spasms, he didn't do anything Tuesday or Wednesday, we're not sure on status for Saturday. Bak (Bak) was absent because of eligibility issues."

California Guard Patrick Christopher
On the game...
"As a team, we didn't miss. Our defense wasn't as great, I wouldn't call it the x-factor. We're out here with a road win. Jerome (Randle) shot well, 39 points and nine assists. We had zero free throws in the first half, we were confident in the way we shot."

"Tonight we mixed it up with our guarding. We are always trying to play a complete game. Tonight we made the shots and they didn't, that's the game of basketball. We were getting the key stops. Jerome Randle is a dominate ball handler. Compared to other games, we know what we're capable of."

On the upcoming game with Washington Saturday...
"Washington on Saturday, we're excited, they're always a good team to play."

California Guard Jerome Randle
On his knee...
"We both stopped, he stepped on it. Everything is okay. "

On the game...
"Tonight we needed to step up, we took to the challenge. We were aggressive and made the plays. We've never attacked like that (the first half). We know how to sustain that. We are at our best when transitioning, we did that well tonight. We need to focus on stops and rebounds."

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