Norman Powell and Bryce Alford:
On senior night:
It felt really great tonight. It’s been a long, but great four years here. I’m so glad the fans came out tonight and supported us in this win. I’m so glad I came to UCLA for my basketball career. The guys were teasing each other about which guy was going to cry first. It was kind of emotional. That’s why we got off to a slow start. I think Nick was the first to cry.
On his shooting being off tonight:
It was more about getting guys involved and getting passes to those guys hitting shots.
On the starters playing long minutes:
It’s really important for us to get treatment and get rest in preparation for the Pac-12 Tournament. Especially for the young guys, we can set a good example for them.
On faking the three-point shot:
I was really close to taking it, but I knew it was senior night and I wanted to save it for them. I think the fans bit on it more than USC.
On his offensive rebounding:
I just kept moving and I was pushing Kevon (Looney) around the lane, trying to steal offensive rebounds.
On his leg:
My leg is all right. It’s just precautionary. When you get old like me, you have to use ice when you get banged up.
On his shooting:
I got a couple easy shots tonight and I got to the free-throw line, so that helped. They also got a technical, so that helped me with my rhythm. It really was about getting easy shots. We screened much better, on and off the ball, so I credit my teammates for giving me easy opportunities.
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