Ivan Rabb, Jabari Bird Talk Stanford Win

BERKELEY -- The two reasons Cal pulled out a win on Sunday talk about the victory over Stanford.

BERKELEY -- California senior Jabari Bird scored 17 points in his final home game against Stanford, while sophomore Ivan Rabb racked up his 10th double-double of the season despite taking just one shot in the first 11 minutes.

Jabari Bird

On offensive flow:
"It wasn't (hard to find). It hit us in the mouth early on, but we just were missing good shots. We kept feeding down low, Ivan got going, I got going—it wasn't too difficult, we really just needed to start making shots."

http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1750209-rabb-bird-energize... On Charlie Moore's facilitation of the game:
"Charlie did a great job breaking the defense down, getting in the middle, especially finding Ivan for those lobs and finding shooters and everything like that, so I think he did a tremendous job getting other guys involved even though he wasn't scoring as much. "

On Cuonzo Martin's halftime talk:
"We had to pick it up offensively a little bit. We were shooting really badly from the three and inside the paint. Defensively we were fine. They weren't shooting very well either. It was really us doing what we do and making them feel us. Once we kind of got into them a little bit, they started taking tough shots--they got a little erratic and capitalized"

Ivan Rabb

On overcoming slow start:
"It was just a little celebration. That's all. I finally got something going. I was feeling good. It was just the emotion, that's all."

On being halfway through the season:
 "I think we're growing. We had a great week of practice. Guys were at the gym, getting extra work in. I feel like that's why we were extra crisp today. In the first half, shots weren't always going in, but they looked good and they felt good. "

On Moore's facilitation of the game:
"He did a great job just taking what the defense gave him. He's capable of scoring and facilitating. Once he really gets both down at the same time, he'll be a terrific player."


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