Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Post Game Quotes
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: December 08, 2000
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Arizona Head Coach Joan Bonvicini

On free throw improvement:
"I thought it was a good place to start. We did not shoot too well from the line on Thursday and I'm proud of the girls for that. We ran and hustled after every missed free throw on the other end and I told the girls in the locker room that good things happen when you run."

"I want to give a lot of credit to Bowling Green. They hung in there and hustled the whole game. We know how it feels losing by a big margin at Notre Dame and we know a lot can be learned from this game."

On play of junior forward Elizabeth Pickney:
"I thought she did a great job rebounding and converting down on the post."

"We just want to get better as a team and it was nice to have a lot of the young players get experience. Our chemistry and work ethic is so good right now. We have talent on this team but the thing I like is the camaraderie on the squad."

On the play of junior guard Tysell Bozeman:
"I am so impressed with Tysell. She is so coachable and is the emotional leader on this team. I am so proud of her. The passes she makes really pumps up the team and I she did her job very well tonight."

On Fresno State:
"They have a lot of young players. (Head Coach) Britt King is a very good coach. They will be up to the challenge. Tomorrow we will have an opportunity to scout them so that we can come out Sunday and have a good game."

Arizona Player Quotes

Sophomore Guard Tysell Bozeman:
"We played hard, and it was all about the team. With Veranda out, we missed a lot of points, but individuals did contribute very well. It was an overall team effort."

"We played hard all the time, and we played like the score is 0-0. Bowling Green is a good team, and we didn't want to come out and slaughter them. It was a high score because it was a team effort."

"We missed the transition a little bit, and if we had Veranda, we would have scored more. She runs the floor well, like a guard, and she catches well, and she has quickness."

Junior Forward Elizabeth Pickney:
"I am okay. I got poked in the eye, and I rolled my bad ankle."

On Veranda's absence:
"We missed the rebounding, but Krista (Warren) did a good job at the four. She stepped it up at the post and did a good job overall."

"We wanted to win and play team basketball. I didnt shoot well, but I worked hard because I got a lot of steals. I did a lot of the dirty work, and I am proud of myself."

Senior Guard Reshea Bristol:
"We needed people to step up tonight. Bowling Green came out hard and did a good job. We didnt put them away like we could have. We came out hard then slow, and we need to play forty minutes hard because other teams are ready to play. Our backups need to play their role."

"The margin was getting long, and I think that we got happy. We got on our heels, and they showed us what they had, and then we were fighting hard again. If we play Arizona basketball, forty minutes of defense, teams can't match us."

Bowling Green Head Coach Dee Knoblauch

"I like to play a tough schedule because I think we will be better off for it. We are young and just had a bad night tonight. We came into the game hoping to limittheir inside game and hope that they had a poor shooting night. Our match-up zone broke down and we allowed to many easy buckets inside. Arizona is a good team with a lot of talented athletes."

On game against Fresno State:
"They have a little advantage because they had the night to scout us but we'll be ready. We are young and inconsistent and I hope we learn from tonight's mistakes."

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