Norman Powell and Kevon Looney:
On his game:
My game felt good tonight. I just tried to be aggressive, despite a slow start. Coach just told me to keep attacking early. The team started to locking it down more defensively and the game started to open up more. I've always been good at attacking. Coach says that I'm one of the best at driving to the rim. He does a good job of finding mismatches for us to exploit and once I got a couple of buckets to go down, the game really opened up from there. We knew that Washington St. was a good team and they were playing good on this road trip. We took them too lightly; young teams tend to do that. But we eventually started hitting the glass and focusing more on defense. Coach talks about how big March basketball is and some of the freshmen were just anxious to play. The meaning of this game was big and it was important to hold serve at home. I really liked how we played through the adversity and got the win.
On the game:
I knew this was a big game. It's March and we have to start playing hard and aggressive. I apologize [for being late to shoot around] to our guys and our fans. It's not professional and I wanted to prove to my team that I take it seriously. We started sluggish and they were hitting shots. They out rebounded us in the first half, that can't happen. We just had to bounce back and play harder. It's March; everyone is playing hard and trying to prove something. The USC game is a big game for us because it's March and we have to win games. We have senior players and we have to play hard for them. It's their last game in Pauley Pavilion. We want to come out a play well for everyone.
VIDEO: Players after Victory
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