On UCLA earning a No. 1 national ranking
"We're number one in the AP, two in the coaches. Any time you're ranked number one in the country, it's special. I'd rather it be in the end of April. But that being said, it's a special honor that the media and your fellow coaches rank you so high."
On lessons learned from the tournament in
"I learned we have to work a lot on our foul shooting. It's hard to play three successful games in a row. That was a grueling trip we played, and it turned out well for us."
On playing against
On Lorenzo Mata
"He's improved but he will get a lot better offensively once he gets more practice. He played against BYU [in the season opener] but had about three practices before the BYU game and two after it. He doesn't have a lot of practice time. He had an operation last summer that put him out. He's playing pretty well right now. If he had made his foul shots against Georgia Tech, he would have had back-to-back double-doubles."