Cal-UNLV Postgame Quotes

Dec. 1, 2004

Box Score

California Head Coach Ben Braun

'The outcome obviously wasn't what we wanted. They hit some tough shots on us and played a solid first half. Our guys are going to have to adjust. We just can't hang our heads after tonight. We won't point fingers at anybody. That was just one play you have to make.'

'We really played hard down the stretch in the second half. We picked up the defensive pressure well and got the ball into their paint.'

'We missed 12 free throws and that ended up being the story of the game.'

'Rod Benson really stepped up tonight and that's two games in a row now that he's done that. We're going to need more of that effort from Rod every game this season.'

UNLV Head Coach Lon Kruger

'We learned some things tonight and picked up a win and that's a bonus. It was a good, hard-fought early season game. We gave up some transition buckets. That's a concern for us. We have some things we can work on.'