Nov. 12, 2006
California head coach Joanne Boyle
"I'm glad that we pulled out a win, but I'm not happy with how we handled the press. We have to become a team that is more determined."
On the decisive first-half spurt started by defensive effort:
"We need that to happen. We have a few young players in the lineup who don't yet understand the offense well. At times, we played good defense."
On freshman Lauren Greif:
"She is steady and plays like a junior. She has great anticipation and a good comfort level out there. She is very mature."
On Devanei Hampton, who played a planned eight minutes:
"(Not having her out there) hurts a lot. She is a large part of our post game and such a big target out there. To get her five or so minutes was a help."
California sophomore guard Alexis Gray-Lawson
"I thought it was a good first game. We now see where we have to go. I've never seen our defense be as aggressive. I'm happy to see that can be our identity."