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Video: Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu after Colorado


 

Ike Ireogbu

We always have confidence in ourselves that when we get in the game, we can win the game. We missed free throws and it shows that even though we missed a ton of free throws, we were still in it until the very last possession of the game. So we've just got to focus up and move on from this.

I know I had a pretty bad game against Utah, so I knew I had to step it up for my team and the community in this game. I had to come and have a big game and play really well and I felt like I did a good job of driving to the basket and finishing with my layups.

I was supposed to get it a little smoother, but even when I have the ball, I have to step up and make a play for my team and I didn't do that. And just got to learn from it.

That's just me being the captain. Last year, DaVonte was doing that stuff for our team and now that he's gone, I have to step up and do it for my team, so that just comes with being a captain ad being a leader of this team.

Yeah. Even if the play breaks down, I still want the ball in my hans when the clock's ticking down like that. I've just got to make the shot. I missed it.

 I think we had a couple bad turnovers and it was hard for us — we weren't getting stops, so when you don't get stops, you don't get leak outs where you can get to the cup. And we were shooting jumpshots. For us as a team, it's better when we go inside-out. When we go inside first with our layups and then shoot jumpshots second. So I think that's what was happening.
 

Conor Clifford
 

We just have great guards on this team and they're just really great at passing. And so they saw me open and were giving me great opportunities to go and score, so it's all on them for getting me open.

It's a bit different because you get to see the pace of the game and you get to see how the big moves.

I mean, the Pac-12 level as I've been adjusting to these past couple games, the speed is one of the top in the nation. And so I really need to get my foot speed up and my stamina and my speed running down the floor to be able to keep up with all of the bigs that are quick in this league.

It's just work. You've got to get in and work on it and that's what we're going to do.




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