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Washington State - Stanford Postgame Quotes
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 01/27/2001
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Jan. 27, 2001

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WSU Head Coach Paul Graham
On Stanford's Overall Play
"There's a reason why they're the number one team in the nation. They could be very possibly win the national title."

On Defending Stanford
"We tried to seal their post players with help and make them catch the ball and shoot over us. You've got to give up something to get something. We tried to take away their threes, and force other guys to make shots."

On WSU's Effort
"I'm proud of how we played tonight. Our young team is getting better and playing hard. Thursday and tonight we put together back-to-back good efforts. We competed very hard and that is trademark that I want to have in our basketball team."

WSU Junior Guard Mike Bush
On Stanford's Casey Jacobsen
"I just go out and play as hard as possible. I might have scored more points, but he won the game. It doesn't feel has good as it could because we didn't get the win."

On WSU's Overall Play
"It was of our best games. We played hard, still had some mistakes and took some bad shots."

Stanford Head Coach Mike Montgomery
On WSU's Overall Play
"WSU played very well. On film, we feel they would be aggressive and come after us. They're very athletic. On the perimeter, they got us off sink and we turned the ball over too much in the first half. We hadn't been challenged for the last three or four games so we needed it."

On Stanford's Goals
"Our goal is still the win the league. We still think that's important. But, we have to play better than tonight if we want to win (the Pacific-10)."

On Keys to Winning
"We've good players, it's no secret. We've got veteran players who know how to play."

Stanford Sophomore Guard Casey Jacobsen
On WSU's Overall Play
"The game was closer than we expected. You've really got to give credit to Washington State. It seemed that they wanted it more than us until the end when we rose to the occasion. They've got scrappy good players who know how to defend. We got beat on the perimeter tonight."

On WSU's Mike Bush
"He is a good player. We wanted to make sure he earned his points and he did."

On Close Game
"It may be the eye opener we needed. It was good it came during a victory instead of us getting beat. Hopefully, this will motivate us."

Senior Forward Jarron Collins
On WSU's Overall Play
"They were very competitive and very aggressive on the perimeter. We took advantage in the post and got them into foul trouble."

On Being Undefeated
"It's excitng. Each game presents a different challenge. You can't set out to go undefeated because there are too many good teams. We just have the mind set that each game is not going to be that first loss."

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