Head Coach Jim Foster:
"We are a better defensive team now than we were in last
year's meeting. Last season was the 32nd game of the year,
and tonight was the third. Even with everybody back, these
were two different teams."
"We wanted to guard their perimeter shooters. It left
our inside players alone but we felt that was what we had
to do to stop their offense."
"The Connecticut game has meaning because it is the championship of this
tournament. We are going in there in November to gauge where we want to be in
March. It is nice to have a game like this for the fans, the players, and the
Forward Zuzi Klimesova:
"Tonight was a good example of how diverse our offense
is. We have a lot of threats and somebody steps up each night.
Tonight it was me and the next game might be someone else,
but we will find them and get them the ball."
Center Chantelle Anderson:
"I think Connecticut will be a good measuring stick for
us. This tournament gives us a lot of games in a short period
of time. We get to play a good basketball team on Sunday and
see where we are this early in the season."
Head Coach Ceal Berry:
"The frustrating thing was that we had some good, open shots near the basket
that typically fall for us. Our guards shooting was poor and we never could
recover from that."