December 16, 2012
Creighton 74, Cal 64: Locker Room Report
Here's some of the reaction to Cal's 74-64 loss to No. 13 Creighton Saturday night at Haas, which saw Bears junior Allen Crabbe miss 12 straight shots to start the game.
Crabbe on his performance: "I just missed shots. I was here early, shooting shots, and they were going in. When the game started, I couldn't get in a rhythm."
Crabbe on the refs: "I felt like the refs weren't really give me calls sometimes. But it's basketball, I gotta get over it."
Crabbe on the plan against Mike McDermott, who scored 34: "Definitely not give him 34 points."
Crabbe on takeaways: "We can win without me scoring."
Crabbe on whether he ever remembers missing 12 consecutive shots in his career: "Not at all. That's pretty unacceptable. When I shoot that many shots, and as badly as that, I feel like it's not going to help my team at all ... 6-for-26 is a horrible percentage. Like I said, you gotta learn from it. I just couldn't get in a rhythm tonight."
Mike Montgomery on takeaways: "We didn't do a really good job of getting other people involved. We kind of have to get over the idea that he's the only guy who can score. We've gotta get other people involved. We've gotta establish a low-post game."
Monty after a reporter mentioned that he spoke highly of Doug McDermott before the game: "Is that right?"
Monty on guarding McDermott: "We knew it was gonna be a hard matchup (with McDermott), which's why we went with (Ricky) Kreklow more minutes than we would've anticipated. Hard matchup for any of our bigs. You kind of had a tough matchup situation. We went small thinking we'd negate that a little bit, it was a problem."
Monty on Kreklow: "I had not anticipated him playing. He practiced on Thursday, did an ultrasound, identified what was wrong, wasn't much that could happen bad. It might not heel as fast, but the thing might not heel for four more weeks -- there wasn't any risk of doing extra damage. His dad was pushing him, wanted to see him out there."
Monty on Cobbs hitting his head at the end of the game: "Well you know how that's going these days. They wouldn't allow us to put him back in. you hit your head, you're going to go through all of the tests."
Monty on where Cal stands after their three toughest nonconference games of the season: "We're not good enough yet. These are good teams. I told the team, I want to know what it is we can do better, what can I do to help you."
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