“On the offense last year, they had great spacing. That’s what I remember. Great spacing, great shooters, like Nik Stauskas, who’s not there right now. But they always have someone to fill the roles. They have a cutting offense, kind of hard to guard.”
"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
"The experience he has from last year is starting to show," Jazz forward Gordon Hayward said. "He’s making shots, and he made some gutsy plays against Portland. He’s got a confidence about him that he can get the job done."
Lloyd Carr, 20, of Grimsby said: "We played quite well but I think we are sitting too deep. When we have pushed higher up we have caused them problems. We need to get Marshall on the ball because every time we have he looks a danger. It's starting to look like a one goal match so it's vitally important we come out second half on the attack."
"I think he was nervous. Who wouldn't be?" Griese said. "As much as he gives off the stoic exterior, I think he was a little nervous leading up to the game. But at the same time, he didn't give off that to his players that week."
"I think he's got a coaching staff that is very motivated -- very young in some instances, but they're a veteran group with him. He brought basically his whole staff here from San Diego State. They will know this fall because they played so well, and had such a wonderful season a year ago, there's no doubt the expectations are going to be very high."