Jan. 16, 2011
Cal head coach Joanne Boyle
On the two games in Washington:
"The whole trip has been evaluating ourselves. I just talked to them about what happened in a week's time. From going from the Arizona weekend to this weekend and what's changed. I don't know. I've said this all year - we're not a team that's competing. We're not working hard, we don't play together. I'm uncertain of what's going on. I'm there to help them. I don't think it's offenses or defenses. It's either you work hard, like we do in spurts, and you choose to do that for 40 minutes or you don't."
On Washington's performance:
"Tia has done a great job. She had injuries early but she's gotten kids back healthy. The first half was even. She had a good game plan. It was a battle there. In the second half, they're a team that's trying to change the guard a little bit. They have some losses but they've played competitively with teams. It's going to eventually pay off for a team that does that. You can watch film [on UW] and see that it's coming. She's getting her pieces back together and she put a great game together. That's what happens, and that's what college basketball is all about."
On Cal being young:
"We won the WNIT Championship last year, and four of those kids played in that. I don't think we're in youthful team in that we don't have kids who have played major minutes. For the freshmen in the mix, I get that. But our sophomores have played 30 some minutes a game for a year and a half."
On the game overall:
"It was very hard to get one-on-one touches. Today, I did not finish. There are some things that I do need to go into the gym and work on personally for myself. They really try to crowd the rebounders and have our guards have tough touches so it was kind of hard to get the ball."
On getting swept in Washington:
"We just have to bounce back. Coach said this is the first time that we went 0-2 in the Washingtons. This is something that we just have to take pride in and come back next week stronger versus the L.A. schools. When adversity hits us, we just don't know how to act. I don't know if it comes with youth or growth or I don't know what it is. For us personally, we just have to learn how to come together as a team and just figure things out."