Sun., Feb. 28, 2016
Derrien King and Ike Iroegbu after Oregon State
(Did you like playing as a forward in the small-ball lineup?)
I did. You got going up and down the court a lot faster and it's fun to play like that.
(Think you'll do it more next year?)
Oh definitely. It depends on what team we're playing against, obviously, but I think we can use that to our advantage.
(Did you play as a typical forward?)
I've never played the four (position) before, so I was just going with the flow, trying to get open where Josh usually gets open: high post, stuff like that. I tried to get open, see the creases in their zone (defense) and make plays.
(What makes OSU effective?)
They hit a lot of shots, you know? Their players are very skilled. They can shoot, drive, they're really aggressive and just a really good team.
(And Gary Payton II in particular?)
He's always active around the basket … when the ball goes up, if he doesn't shoot it you've got to know where he is, because he's always crashing the boards.
(Atmosphere changed at OSU?)
It's a lot better. Each year they've gotten a better crowd and this year, from my standpoint it looked like it was sold out. They just have a great crowd, a great atmosphere to play in if you're the away team. It's just a fun environment.