Game Talk: Arizona vs. USC

Following Arizona's win over USC, the quotes in the locker room were those of a team that understands the need to improve.

Head Coach Lute Olson:

On Kirk Walters:

"He's obviously going to be in that lineup next year and we need to get him his experience. He played less tonight than he's going to play. He just needs to get accustomed to playing with the starters, with the top guys because he's been playing all the time on the scout team. He will make a big difference."

On Sophomore Forward Ivan Radenovic:

"I thought Ivan played well in the second half. He was pretty much non-existent in the first half, but he stepped up in the second half."

On Senior Guard Salim Stoudamire:

"He was looking for a shot more tonight. It's not a case of forcing shots. You saw the one that was eight feet outside the three point line. That shot is fine with me. He drains that in a practice situation too. I was happy to see him aggressively seeking, and being aware of when he was open that he needs to shoot that thing."

Sophomore Center Kirk Walters:

On Ending His Redshirt:

"When Coach told me not to lift on Tuesday and Wednesday, I figured something was up."

On His Performance:

"It felt pretty good to get out there. I only had one rebound but it felt pretty good to be running up and down and playing with the guys."

On the First Half of the Season: "There is a downside where I missed the first half of the season, but there's a lot more games to be played so I'm not really worried about that right now."

Senior Guard Salim Stoudamire:

On His Game:

"I turned the ball over four times, but when I did turn the ball over I just kept on playing, and coach wants that from me."

Junior Guard Chris Rodgers:

On the Game:

"That was a tough game, but our guys did a great job. We got it done today."

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