Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
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By: Arizona Athletics
Release: November 12, 2000
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"We are a very young team and made some very young mistakes on the floor tonight. I really liked the way we picked up our defensive intensity in the last five minutes of the game.

On the play of senior guard Tysell Bozeman:
"She is playing a lot more under control and is really beginning to learn to make the right decisions in key situations.

On the play of freshman forward Veranda James:
"Veranda is a player. She is still young and is going to be very good. She makes the most of her opportunities down in the low post area.

"We needed to win tonight. We have a tough weekend ahead of us and we needed to continue to cut down on our mistakes. Brigham Young and Notre Dame are both very good teams that are coming off excellent seasons.

"The turnovers we make have to be eliminated. We need to continue to capitalize on our opponent's mistakes. We'll be ready for next weekend. I really feel good about our inside game and am excited to watch it continue to develop.

"We have a good team. We need to keep improving. Our freshman are going to be very good.

"This team is a lot of fun to coach. When you have a mesh a group of newcomers and returners, it is exciting to teach and watch everybody come together.

"We represent Arizona and we will be successful. We need our fans to come out and support us in what promises to be a very tough and exciting schedule."

Sophomore Krista Warren:
"Now, we need more people that were on the bench to come in."

"I am more comfortable, I'm not as nervous. Our post players are extremely fast, especially for how big they are."

"Our transition game wasn't as quick as usual. We set up more plays, usually we're on the go more."

Freshman Veranda James:
"I feel comfortable with my teammates. I"m learning timing with passing, rebounding, when to switch on defense, when to post up."

On making the transition to college basketball:
"I thought it would be a lot harder. But my teammates are great, we talk a lot."

On the relationship between her and Reshea Bristol:
"The chemistry is there. I can read the expression on her face and know where to go and she can read mine."

"Our quickness and size helped a lot with our inside game."

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