We're going to be a little fatigued, but I wouldn't trade that at all. I'd rather be fatigued and in that game than be well-rested and not be playing anywhere.
More Quotes from Ben Braun:To be where we're at is great. But we still have a lot of basketball to go. We sure would like to be where we're at. That's a good spot to be in. But our next challenge is Oregon State.
If Stanford was going to beat us or tie us, Chris Hernandez wasn't going to do it. That's respect for Chris. Our players felt we couldn't give him a look. He wasn't going to beat us. He's beaten too many people over the years, including us.
When you're entrenched in principles, you're not thinking about streaks or standings. Staying in the present does take discipline and focus.
When you shoot 11-for-24 from the free throw line, you're not brimming with confidence. It was the first thing we talked about in the locker room after the game. It's a different game if we knock down and convert some free throws. We have nobody to blame, that's us.
Leon is really a highly competitive person. When he was struggling shooting free throws earlier in the year, he was getting up at 5 in the morning and going to a gym near his home and shooting free throws. Then he came up with a couple of 10-for-10 games, 10-for-12, 12-for-15. I think that's a testimony to who he is.
That's just disappointing because we had opportunities. We have to learn from this game. This is kind of a rerun in the rebounding department. To me it's one of the bigger indicators we have.
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