Stanford vs. Arizona March 8, 2001
Arizona Head Coach Joan Bonvicini"This is driving me crazy. Stanford played a great and set the tone early hitting their shots. In the second half we regrouped and played better. (Arizona junior forward Elizabeth) Pickney had one of her better games at Arizona. She was awesome. (Arizona freshman guard Jen) Chesney played her best game in a U of A uniform. The fact of the matter was we had a lot of missed opportunities."
"Stanford has so many players who can shoot the three and it is tough to defend especially when they are hitting their shots. (Stanford freshman forward) Nicole Powell is a great player and had a super game tonight."
"Stanford started out played zone defense to start the game and we weren't able to get them out of it because we couldn't knock down our shots. We have a lot of young plyers but this is the time of year when people need to step up. We battled and hung in there. I hate losing."
"We have to move on and get ready for Saturday's game against California."
Stanford Head Coach Tara VanDerveer"I think our start really helped people. On top of that we really shot our free throws well down the stretch. We answered each of their runs and the was key for us. We worked on a lot on breaking the press and making adjustments from the first team we played Arizona."
"We have improved a lot and this is the best time to be up."
"Nicole Powell had a great game tonight. She was real poised and focused and was a great floor leader for her team tonight. Being from Arizona, this game meant a lot to her. She really put the team on her back and it really shows the growth of her game."
"Arizona has a lot of weapons inside and outside. This game was so big for us because we showed a lot of fight and heart and I am really proud of our team for that."
Arizona Player QuotesGuard Jen Chesney
"We went out and played hard basketball. (Aimee) Grzybs shots werent falling in the first half. Aimee Grzyb is our top three point shooter, and tonight just wasnt her night."
"We are just tired of losing. We hustled towards the end, and we tried to get everyone into the game. Coming into the second half, Coach Bonvicini got us fired up. It was just a tough loss for us."
On Stanfords Nicole Powell
"Nicole is tough to defend. Shes a great player, and a great shooter. She was on fire tonight. She did a lot to help Stanford tonight."
Forward Elizabeth Pickney:
"We wont make the NCAA tournament. We need to get past that, and focus on the Cal game on Saturday. We only have one day to prepare for the Cal game. We dont have time to feel down on ourselves."
"We have a lot of freshman on our team, and unfortunately, they play like they are freshman. Thats not what we need right now."
Guard Reshea Bristol:
"We try so hard, but its just not falling for us. The NIT is another tournament, and we have to play just as hard."
"The team was looking for me to shoot the ball. Tonight I was feeling sick. Whenever you go on the road, you always seem to catch something."
Stanford Player QuotesForward Nicole Powell:
"Im glad we came in here and won. This was a big game for us. Arizona didnt really know what to do, because we were hitting so many threes."
"I must admit I am a little tired. After the UCLA game I was very tired. Its just something that I have to fight through. The coach gave us Monday off, which was good for the team."
Guard Lindsey Yamasaki:
"Elizabeth Pickney had a big game tonight. LaKeisha Taylor also had a big game for Arizona tonight."
"I was confident tonight, I knew I had to bring the ball up court. I feel I am a better when Im not worried about making errors."