Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Postgame Quotes
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 24, 2001
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Arizona Head Coach Joan Bonvicini Quotes

"We had a number of chances to win the game. I was very disappointed with our intensity in the first half, and we just didn't play hard enough. We had our chance down the stretch at the end of regulation, but the ball just didn't fall. We had way too many turnovers, and they just killed us in this game. We didn't take care of the ball well enough to win."

"We were lackadaisical with the ball at times in the first half, and they took advantage of our turnovers. I thought we played better in the second half. We picked up the tempo, we pressed more, and we were much more aggressive. In the overtime period, we had some quick turnovers at the beginning, and we were not as intense as we should have been in overtime."

"We managed to get the ball inside a lot, but we didn't get to the free throw line as much as I thought that we should have. But, they played us very well, and they outrebounded us 38 to 31, which really hurt us."

"We have to put this behind us and go up to the Oregon schools and show that we can win on the road. With four games left in the regular season, there is no doubt that we have to win and be able to win on the road. We have to learn from this and get better, and we have to take care of business next weekend."

Arizona State Head Coach Charli Turner Thorne Quotes

"Arizona is a very good team, and we didn't expect to come into their place and run away with the game. We didn't execute as well as we should have, and they did a really a good job of making a run at us in the second half. We were not quite in the flow with our defense at that point, but we weathered it okay. It was a wild finish, and both teams just left it out on the floor."

"I am very proud of our team because of their toughness and the team's chemistry. Everybody played really well, and all of our players know their role on this team. We just need to keep doing what we're doing, and we will be on our way to achieving our goal of winning a Pac-10 Championship."

"Our zone defense has been very effective for us, and it has been a huge boost for the team. We are just trying to make teams take a quick perimeter shot or one shot and out. Even though they got their inside game going, it would have been very problematic for us if they had gotten going from the perimeter."

"We did a good job of not allowing them to pick up their transition offense, and that really was key. All in all, I thought we limited their penetration and lob passes enough to get the win."

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