Jan. 12, 2012
Head Coach Lindsay Gottlieb
"I'm as proud of this win as any we have had this season. I think our players really stepped up. We played like a team. Our depth came through. [Layshia Clarendon] stepped up like a super star. She is such an unassuming super star. We ask her to distribute and play within the offense and tonight I said, let's ride it. The play she was most excited about was when she passed to [Lindsay Sherbert] and [Sherbert] hit the three. I am very, very proud of our defensive effort down the stretch and just our ability to suck it up and say 'We can win from behind. We can win in altitude. We can win on the road.' I am very proud of our team tonight."
"At halftime, I am not much of a screamer or whatever, but I got on them a little bit at halftime. I felt like we weren't doing what we needed to do defensively. We were getting taken by the posts and the guards. I thought we really stepped it up, especially in the latter part of the second half. We switched to a zone, just to mix it up. Our players really owned that. We got on them about getting stop after stop and that will ignite the offense."
On Lindsay Sherbert's shooting
"We love our depth. We think it is rare on a college basketball team where you can have a starter out (and obviously Afure gives us a lot), but we stepped in with someone else who is another starter. Sherb's been practicing great. I think we are at the point where every time a shot leaves her hands, we expect it to go in. But really, because of the versatility of our team, you have to pick your poison a little bit. I thought people stepped up tonight and did what they do well. And that is what we needed the most."
Junior Guard Layshia Clarendon
On her role in the second half comeback
"I think it all started defensively. When you get stops, there is less pressure to score offensively, and then you just sort of fall back. And then we were in control. So then we were like 'okay, take your time. Get good shots. It all started on defense. The team, collectively. The coaches. Switching to zone. Defensive effort."