Nov. 20, 2010
"I think there was just pressure on the shooters because we didn't have any post game. Our posts didn't show up. I think that just puts more pressure on our shooters than when you have a post game and you are getting touches inside. The guards seem more relaxed. But we had no post game today. It just killed us. It's guards too, but in general, if you can just get one category back. We didn't rebound the ball. We shot poorly. We shot horrendously from the free throw line. I feel like we got outhustled and out worked and we didn't really show up to play until we were down 20. You can't come into an atmosphere like this against a good team and just think you are just going to walk through everything. If our posts had showed up early and showed what they had and we didn't get outhustled, we wouldn't have had to spend so much energy having to come back. "
On whether the team was tired at the end.
"Oh yah. We had two of our better players foul out. We had a lot of freshmen out there and they were running positions they don't normally play. So at the end of the game you're trying to make quick hit decisions and make calls with people that we normally wouldn't have in at the end of a game in a position like that."
On the look by Layshia Clarendon at the end of regulation
"I thought that was in. I really did."
On the comeback in the second half
"We changed it up. We just started pressing a little more and played a little zone to get them out [of their rhythm]. We put them on the free throw line. So just trying to get them to be more of a jump shooting team and getting them out of their rhythm a little bit. Then they started scoring, so we had to get out of that. But I thought our man was better in the second half. They scored all of their [first half] points on threes and free throws. Everything."