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POSTGAME QUOTES: Washington State vs Stanford
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 01/19/2012
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Jan. 19, 2012

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Washington State Head Coach Ken Bone

On his team's performance...
"Really proud, really proud of these guys. It was tough getting beaten by our rival Washington in a game where we played well and they took it to us at the end. Then we come back home and we're sitting at 1-4 in the league and we have the two top teams coming in in Stanford and Cal. It's just hard knowing what's ahead when you haven't been winning. There is a chance to feel like you're not confident enough to beat teams. But I thought our guys stepped on the floor tonight and competed really hard and when push came to shove in the final 15 minutes they really competed."

On Faisal Aden's performance...
"That's what we saw when we recruited him. He didn't hit any threes tonight but he scored a lot inside the arc and made all 13 of his free throws. He obviously played extremely confident. He was outstanding from the offensive end."

On the team's lack of turnovers...
"What was probably the most critical thing for us is that we took care of the ball. We gave ourselves the chance to get a shot off almost every possession. Earlier in the year that was a huge concern because we had a few games where we turned it over frequently. But to play a team the caliber of Stanford and only have seven turnovers, that's pretty impressive."

Washington State Senior Faisal Aden

On his performance...
"I can make a lot of tough shots, but I was really just reading my defender. That's all it was."

"Whatever opportunity I had tonight I just took advantage of it. I was confident coming into this game and I was just playing ball."

Washington State Junior Brock Motum

On his intensity...
"I'm a passionate player and when things are going bad you have to have energy and to bring us back I think I needed to show that tonight. The crowd got involved and I think that assisted us."

On playing at home...
"We played two games in Spokane over Christmas break and I think it was a lot of alumni and the turnout was good, but there is nothing like playing in front of your home crowd students cause they are loud and have energy."

Stanford Head Coach Johnny Dawkins

On Faisal Aden's performance...
"...Faisal Aden got started at that point and time, then we were trying to stop him. He was on fire. The young man had a terrific night."

On Josh Owens' second half...
"He's playing well, we didn't get him enough touches in the second half. Credit their defense a lot for that too, they did a good job of recognizing that we wanted to get him the ball and they kept a lot of guys around him, kept it congested, made it difficult for us to get the ball to him."

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