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Cal-Ohio State Postgame Quotes
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  11/20/2009

Nov. 20, 2009

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Head Coach Mike Montgomery

On the zone defense:
I have to admit that I was shocked that we played 80 minutes against zone. We didn't play against man at all. Maybe we won't again--I don't know? It just changes what you are doing a little bit. We definitely played harder in the second half instead of letting them do onto us. When that happens you are going to give yourself chances, at least to compete, which I thought we did which is important. We, at least, learned that lesson.

On Ohio State's defense:
The block shots were huge. We got the ball point blank and we got it blocked. We are going to have to get better at making and finishing plays inside.

On the zone defense:
We are going to have to figure out ways to work against it. We do practice against zone. The league last year, there was a lot of zone being played and we struggled against some of them so we are going to have to work.

On playing without Theo Robertson:
As Jerome said, you are going to play with guys you have. I think everyone knows the value of Theo. We didn't have him and then we played soft against zone. I told our guys if we play our hardest and compete as hard as we can, we can live with the results. You put it on the line and you take the results and I thought we did that a lot better tonight.

Jerome Randle

On tonight's game:
We have to step up. They just came out and attacked us. I think our effort this game was way better than last game so I am happy about that.

On the team's defense:
I was just trying to give my teammates words of encouragement to get it done on the defensive end. We tried very hard and that is all you can ask for...try your very best.

More on tonight's game:
It is like I just said, I am happy about the way my team came back and played. They got a big lead and fought very hard in the second half. The only thing is that we have to come out at the beginning of the buzzer playing like that.

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