Cal senior point guard Tyrone Wallace calls Kameron Rooks the player of the game against Seattle

BERKELEY -- Senior Tyrone Wallace was huge down the stretch for the Bears in Tuesday's win over Seattle, and he and Jordan Mathews talk about the narrow victory, and the presence of Kameron Rooks.

Select Quotes From California Senior Tyrone Wallace his play down the stretch (11 of Cal's 17 points during a 17-2 run): “I’m a senior. Guys look to me to make plays. When the game is close you have to deliver, so I just tried to go out there, be aggressive and help my team win.”

On the team's defensive performance: “Defensively we always look to be aggressive. Anything in the paint should be hard for the other team. We went hard and played our principles. (Seattle) made some tough shots tonight and we have to get better on our ball screen coverage.”

On if head coach Cuonzo Martin Martin looks to him to spark the team:  “I think it’s understood. In the second half when the game is tight, the best players have to make plays, so that’s what I try to do. Coach tells me on the sideline to turn it up.”

On starting center Kameron Rooks (4 points, 6 rebounds, 29 minutes): “He played huge for us tonight. Kameron was the player of the game. He came in and I don’t’ even know if he played last game, but he came in when Coach called his number. He moved his feet well and guarded the other team really well. He did a good job not fouling, playing big, getting extra shots and putbacks. Kameron did really well.”

Select Quotes From California Junior Jordan Mathews

On coming back after two straight losses at the Las Vegas Invitational: “Like coach said, nobody is going to give you a break. It doesn’t matter what team, you just have to come with it every night. We learned two hard lessons in Vegas, but it was a good learning experience for us, and now we have to get back on the winning track.” Top Stories