Cal senior Tyrone Wallace and freshman Jaylen Brown talk win over Sam Houston and Las Vegas Invitational tilt against San Diego State

BERKELEY -- Jaylen Brown and Tyrone Wallace break down the rest of the Las Vegas Invitational, and the win over Sam Houston State.

California Senior Tyrone Wallace getting the win in the Las Vegas Invitational opener
“We’re happy to be 4-0. We’ve been playing really well so far. Tonight it was great to share the ball. Now we go to Las Vegas and have a good challenge against San Diego State. We have to have a good practice and be ready to go Thursday.”

On improved competition as the season progresses
“We’ll learn a lot. As you start to play better teams, games get closer. It’s more challenging and maybe harder to score on the initial pass. You move the ball and share like we did tonight and we’ll be fine.”

On freshmen Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb
“They’re both great people. They’re not selfish. These guys are highly talented people, top 10 in their class, so when you get guys like that to come in you never know what you’ll get. Guys may want to come in and run the show immediately. That’s not the case with these guys. They do a good job of playing team ball. They don’t complain. I think they’re just overall great people. They go out there and play hard and try to learn. It’s still early in the season of their freshman year.”

California Freshman Jaylen Brown facing San Diego State next
“I’m excited to go to Vegas and see what we’re made of. We’ve been preparing all week and all season. All the suicides, yelling, screaming and encouragement, this is what it’s for. This is what it’s about.”

On Cuonzo Martin's message when Cal trailed 7-0 to start the game
“Coach Martin didn’t say anything about the score. He doesn’t look at the score; he looks at how we play the game. A lot of good coaches are happy with the team playing the right way. He didn’t say anything about the score, he just said keep playing basketball and things will fall the right way.” Top Stories