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Cal Postgame Quotes
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  03/13/2010

March 13, 2010

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California Head Coach Mike Montgomery

Opening comments:
"Well, disappointing, obviously. In some ways, it's surprising that we shot the ball as poorly as we did from two of the people who were primary guys for us [Jerome Randle and Patrick Christopher] and we had a chance at the end to win. We made mistakes that we normally don't make. We gave them too many easy shots and we weren't as patient on offense as we needed to be. Theo [Robertson] and Jamal [Boykin] kept us in the game with their play tonight."

"Credit has to go to Washington. I thought to start the game they were more aggressive; I thought they were the aggressor. We looked a little bit tired, if not physically, then mentally, just in terms of movement. I knew that three games in three days would be tough on us."

On Washington attacking Jerome Randle early in the game:
"He got two fouls early, which is a little unusual. We had him [Randle] out of the game for a fair portion trying to get him back-and-forth and not get a third foul. He's small, so they can post him with a variety of different people. It caused a problem, no question."

Forward Jamal Boykin

On the difficulty of playing three games in three days:
"Well, fortunately for us, in the game against Oregon, a lot of players were able to get rest. I think as long as you take care of your body, like we have been, it's not that difficult. It's all about how you take care of your body and how you mentally and physically prepare yourself. I don't think that was a factor for us tonight."

On how Coach Montgomery made him a better player:
"He's made us better individual players, such as helping us pay attention to detail, preparing for games, allowing us to continue to play our game, while being in a system. The discipline in that has helped improve our game."

Forward Theo Robertson

On how the team will react to this loss:
"We only have one way to react and that's just get back to work. We can't dwell on this loss. As much as we wanted to come out here and have a better performance and win this championship, it's a new season that's going to take place. First, it's a matter of getting back to work and putting our best foot forward next week."

On how Coach Montgomery made him a better player:
"He's done a really good job of teaching us how to use each other to make each other better. We have a lot of guys that can play and are very talented."

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