VIDEO: Players after Victory

Jan. 31 -- Norman Powell, Isaac Hamilton, and Kevon Looney talk after the 72-59 win over Colorado...

Norman Powell and Isaac Hamilton:

Kevon Looney:

Norman Powell
On the difference between home and road games this year:
Just going out, playing aggressive and doing the things we need to do. We just have to focus more as a team on the road. I think this home stand is really going to help us this week with our effort level and trusting one another. When we execute on defense it opens up everything and relaxes everybody.

On what’s led to his recent scoring success:
I’m just trying to provide energy. I’m trying to do all the little things to help my team win. I’m keeping the energy up and the young guys feed off of that. I’m just trying to stay up beat and focused on the task at hand.

Isaac Hamilton
On slowing down Askia Booker:
He’s a good transition player so we tried to ‘cup’ him and get into him when going through screens. We played hard and just tried to out-work him. We just tried to make it as tough as possible.

Kevon Looney
On what the difference was when the team extended the lead to 19:
We really focused on rebounding. In the first half they (Colorado) had a lot of offensive rebounds. We were playing good defense, but they were getting too many second chance points. Then, during that stretch we started rebounding the ball and pushing it in transition. Norman (Powell) is one of the best players in the country in transition and he showed it.

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