Arizona locker room player quotes

SALT LAKE CITY--Following a brief practice session at the Huntsmen Center, the Wildcats talked to reporters in the locker room.

Channing Frye on the level of excitement to be here:
"I think that any time that you come in and actually play on the court that you're going to play on in the tournament, you know, you just see the camera people and the fans out there watching our practice. I think it's very exciting for our team and I'm glad that we've got an opportunity like this."

On the team's mentality:
"There's a very good feeling on this team. Ever since we got here, and now we just need to go out there and execute and play Arizona basketball."

On Vermont getting stuck in Denver:
"I think, don't get me wrong, when they come on the court they're going to be ready to play, whether they come right on the court after they get off of the plane. But we're ready for them, and they're a good team and we understand that we can't take anybody lightly. So, whatever happens with them, you know it's going to be a good game."

Hassan Adams on today's practice:
"Today we had a great practice and everybody was focused and into it and competing. Basically, we make each other better…it doesn't matter wherever we play, we're going to be ready to play…we've only got one mission, to win it."

Salim Stoudamire on the excitement of this year's tournament:
"I had the butterflies last year, but this year it's just business. We're not putting any pressure on ourselves, we're just trying to get the job done."

On his Asthmatic condition and breathing at the high altitude:
"I feel good. I've been taking some preventive medicine, and I'm feeling good."

Chris Rodgers on Vermont being stuck in Denver:
"We had no idea about what's going on with the other teams, we're just worried about us and being prepared. I think that for the most part, regardless of things like that happening, I think that they're going to come out and play their best game, and we understand that and (we) are trying to get ready."

Isaiah Fox on what the coaches stressed about the matchup with Vermont:
"They told us 'don't sleep.' We've got to come out with a lot of passion and fire, because they don't want to have something like what happened with UCLA happen."


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