What did Cal in against Stanford on Thursday? Cuonzo Martin explains

STANFORD, Calif. -- What was behind Cal's loss to Stanford on Thursday? Head coach Cuonzo Martin explains ...

Opening Statement:
We got off to a poor start early. I thought we were very passive. Stanford plays tough at home, it was a hard fought game.

On Jabari Bird season-high 17-point performance in his first start since Richmond:
For Jabari, it's just about confidence. You see it in practice. He puts so much time into it, and it's just a matter of time before those shots start to fall.  It's good to see that. But he brings other things to the table, shots fakes, gets big rebounds, gets into the passing lanes.

On the Number of 3-point attempts (30 of 60 field goals were three-point attempts):
If they're going in, 40 percent from the 3-point line isn't bad. If they're good shots, we're ready to catch and shoot.On the high number of fouls:
I guess we were fouling, hand-checking and fouling. I couldn't see them up close, but if the officials make the call, that's what it is.

On whether he’s looking forward to playing at home next week:
When we get home, it helps. We have to do a good job of defending on a high level on the road. The guys collectively on the floor need to have leadership among them to make decisions, to communicate with other guys and to help each other.  That's the key, we have to continue to grow in that area.

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