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Postgame Quotes
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/16/2003
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Arizona Head Coach Joan Bonvicini

"We lost a close game like this to Washington that was still fresh in our minds, but I told my team that we were going to win this one."

"This is a big win for us. USC is a tough team. I give them a lot of credit for coming back the way they did."

"We wanted to get to the free-throw line, but we need hit our free-throws."

On Robin Roberson...

"Robin (Roberson) played her best game as a Wildcat. I told Robin (Roberson) that we needed her to score and to be active on the glass. She played very well and rebounded, which took a lot of pressure off our other players."

"Our free-throw shooting is all mental right now. We got to the line a lot tonight, we just need to knock them down."

On upcoming game with UCLA...

"UCLA is going to be a big game for us. They are coming in undefeated. They have good guards and have very good team chemistry."

USC Head Coach Chris Gobrecht

"We are the only 1-5 (Pac-10) team in the Pac-10 no one wants to play. We lost all of our Pac-10 games in the last minute."

"I want to see us up by 20 early, instead of always coming from behind. We have had a hard time starting off from the blocks. But, we can win five in a row just as easy as we lost five in a row."

"We have to work harder. We are not working as hard as we are capable right now. Tonight, we lost the game in the first half."

Arizona player quotes

Sophomore Robin Roberson

On starting tonight's game:

"I found out about it yesterday. I had a short meeting with Coach (Joan) Bonvicini and she just told me that I was an important person on the team. She told me that I had to come out of my shell."

On the team's free throw shooting:

"You either make them or you don't. We make them in practice. It's luck I guess. Free throw shooting is defiantly a concern, especially at the end of the game. We just need to make free throws. That's important to the team. People just get nervous when they get to the line. We need to concentrate more."

"My goal tonight was to play aggressively. I wanted to rebound and get people fired up."

Freshman Shawntinice "Polkey" Polk

"Coming off any loss is hard. We have to pick up offense, defense and intensity."

On the team's free throw shooting:

"We work on free throw's all the time. We just have to step up and make them. There's the pressure when you step up to the line that you have to make them. That's when it becomes mental."

Junior Aimee Grzyb

On her free throw shooting:

"I was confident about my shooting tonight. They just weren't going in. I know that I'm a great free throw shooter. I'm just at the bottom of the barrel right now. I'm going to work on it. I'm going to shoot 200 free throws tomorrow. Lately we haven't made free throws. We shoot plenty in practice. I know we'll eventually get it."

On Robin Roberson:

"She's always looking to shoot. As she scores, we as guards get more confident. She played well, I'm proud of her."

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