Quotes from Staples

Kim Grinolds talked with Aziz N'Diaye, CJ Wilcox, and Terrence Ross after the 86-84 first round loss to Oregon State. Here is what they told him.

Aziz N'Diaye – We got off to a slow start. Shots fell short in the first half, but they started to fall in the second half. If we would've started quicker it might have avoided having to come back.

My wrist hurts, sure, but I couldn't worry about it at that point.

To be on the bench the last three minutes was hard. I wanted to be out there, changing shots.

C.J. Wilcox – (Tony) is a great player. He will have a short memory from this and he will continue to get better. We came out here and were lethargic. We had no energy to being the game and they got going. I thought we were focused and ready, I can't explain why we came out the way we did.

Having Aziz out hurt us down low.

Now we need to stay positive, and wherever we end up, that's where we'll go.

Terrence Ross – They didn't do anything. We did this to ourselves. We needed to bring it and we dug too big of a hole for ourselves. We played better in the second half but we had to come back a ways. Collier really hurt us in the paint. We miss it when Aziz isn't in the game, to be that force down low. We needed him on the glass.

Nobody really has an answer to Tony (Wroten). They didn't.

The charge at the end of the game was my fault. That's on me.

Now we wait.

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