Feb. 12, 2011
Head Coach Joanne Boyle
"I thought that today's game was better in that when they pushed, we made a push. That was definitely better. You look at the stat sheet. We were 12-for-21 from the free throw line. You get outrebounded by one. They get two offensive rebounds on their free throws. We fouled on every possession in the last two minutes of the game. We turn the ball over on an out of bounds play. It's about being smart and understanding that. It was tied or they were up two with two minutes. There was plenty of time, but we were like lets foul them on every possession for no reason. We didn't defend out of bounds plays. They were really beating us on their man in the first half so we switched and went zone to man. No communication. We just left people wide open for shots. Those same lessons we revisit game after game after game. And it has cost us every one."
Sophomore guard Layshia Clarendon
"The dumb plays, the not talking on the out=of-bounds play, that hurt us. I don't think we were panicked. I think we were fine. They kind of crept up on us. Next thing we knew, it was 60-60. It was the dumb plays. We weren't panicked. We just weren't smart."
"I think we need to be talking more. Communication. I think we know what we are supposed to do to match up, but we don't say it. We seem to disconnect and don't talk enough and just assume we all know what we are supposed to be in and what we are going to do. I think we need to start in practice and it needs to pick up a little more."