#AztecMBB-CSU Postgame Quotes
Jan. 1, 2014
Postgame Quotes From San Diego State Head Coach Steve Fisher
(on the win)
"It was a good win for us ... Coming into somebody else's building and getting a win is never easy, and I'm proud of how we played."
"We talked about the No. 1 key, we had to rebound the ball, and I thought we more than held our own rebounding ... We were plus in that category."
"At the end of the half, we're two points ahead with 2 minutes to go. They missed a free throw and we get it and we score the last seven points. JJ gets an and-one for three, then we get a steal and Winston gets a dunk, then X gets a steal and gets a basket at the half. Instead of a two or three point game, we're up nine at half."
(on Xavier Thames)
"X is not going to beat the elite point guards in a foot race or a high jump contest, but he's going to beat most of them with his brains and his ability to make important plays."
"He's unafraid, and he makes plays that allow you to be successful. And that's what we expect him to do, and what he continues to do."
(on 40-16 advantage in points in the paint)
"Yeah, I didn't realize that. We get 16 offensive rebounds against this team - that's pretty good. And everybody contributed. We fought, fought, and fought some more. And that's what you have to do."
"We did what we had to do - we came into somebody else's building who's good - and we found a way to get a win."
(on the crowd)
"It's good fortune for us that they're on semester break and all the students aren't here. They still had a good crowd, but it wasn't like it was a year ago when every seat in the building was filled and you couldn't hear yourself think."
(on second-half surge)
"When they made their run, we found a way to right the ship and make a couple plays to never let them get within two or three. It's hard when you're always fighting from behind. We made plays at crucial moments when flow and momentum and everything else was going the other way. That's what you have to do to win."
"I thought Aqeel Quinn did a really good job tonight - when they made their run and we turned the ball over three straight times in the second half - when he came in, he made a couple of really good drives and feeds to people going to the rim to help us steady the ship also."
(on current win streak)
"We've got a lot of good guys that can play, and we aren't afraid to use them. We've got depth, and we are allowed to sub, even for guys that we feel are critical to our success like Xavier. And we can bring guys in that can not only hold serve, but they help us grow."