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Poythress: “You always want to step up and play big”

Alex Poythress (Vicky Graff Photo)

Alex Poythress (Vicky Graff Photo)

Here is what Alex Poythress said to the media Tuesday night after scoring 10 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and blocking one shot in the win over Florida.

On how much they wanted to show what the bigs were capable of with this game …
“Just coming off a loss, you always want to step up and play big. You always want to get that bad taste out of your mouth.”

On if this was the “tweak” Coach Cal talked about …
“No, we can’t answer that question.”

On if the team was trying to make a statement by going to him in the post early …
“Nah, we’re just playing basketball. That’s what we normally do when we play games, try to jam it in and see how the defense reacts and whatnot, see if they leave shooters or anything like that.”

On if the “tweak” is more of a reset button late in the season …
“No. I mean, it’s just a little tweak to help us out here and there. Helps us be a better team overall.”

On how much better the team is when Skal Labissiere plays like he did …
“Great. I mean, if he can do that every game we would love that, but from here on out just gotta build on it. I mean, I think he can. He played well today. I’m proud of him.”

On how much they felt like they had to help produce with Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray …
“A lot. We can’t be a one-dimensional team. We have to have all-around scoring from – everybody on the team can score. We’ve seen it throughout the season. We just gotta do it on a consistent basis every night.”

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