Jan. 22, 2011
Head Coach Joanne Boyle
"I think it was a great, competitive college basketball game. Wish we would have gotten off to a better start. But I am proud of my time for how they came out and fought and competed against a top-10 team. I think they understand they can play in scenarios like that. When you play that hard and that competitive, you can beat a lot of teams. When you get to a top-10 team, it comes down to details. I think down the stretch our details caused us some issues."
On what those details were
"Details like free throws. 56 seconds left on the clock and we miss four free throws. Substitutions. Two fouls, one on the offensive end and one on the defensive, so you lose the possession. We were plus three in the second half on boards. Why aren't we plus three or even in the first half. All of those little things we have control over."
On how the team played against the press
"We only had six turnovers in the second half. I think in the first half, we were so tentative. We were running some stuff and everyone was looking for more of the play but you have to just move against a team like because they change up their defense. We got a much better flow in the second half. I think the first 10 turnovers were unforced. We were just forcing things and not moving it. In the second half with six turnovers, it wasn't about their pressure and their pressing, we had a much better flow and played them even in the second half."
On the play of DeNesha Stallworth
"Dee had a great game today. Field goals, free throws, rebounds. Four assists. Across the board, she did a great job. With a short bench rotation, we need two of those three to show up every night."
Sophomore forward DeNesha Stallworth
On the difference between the two halves
"I think the first half, we were nervous. In the second half, we realized we wanted it and that we could keep up with this team. And we could possibly beat this team. We woke up and started playing hard. Good things happened, but it just didn't fall in our hands."