Quotes - Santa Clara at San Diego
Kerry Keating, on tight games: "We have had a number of one or two possession games this year. In games like that we need to do a better job on an individual basis and on a team basis rebounding, not turning the ball over and making smart decisions. It is easy to point to one play in a game like tonight's and think that you could have done a better job to get a win."
Keating, on game: "We didn't come out and play hard enough in the first half. We had a much better effort in the second half, but we can't wait 20 minutes to get started."
Keating, on Ben Dowdell's play: "Ben is a perfect example of a player that listens to teaching, fixes his mistakes and comes to play every game. He has been one of our most consistent players and in the past five games, he has been doing a good job offensively for us. He has been doing his job so that is why he has been playing a lot of minutes."
Keating, looking ahead to USF: "Every game is important and we want to go and try and steal a road win Monday night. We had an opportunity tonight to get one on the road but we let it slip away. Monday is a great opportunity to get back to playing hard and earning a road win."