Arizona Head Coach Joan Bonvicini:
"Illinois is a great team. At times, we turned the ball over too much. We were tired, but we gutted it out and that's what I am proud of."
"She (Shawntinice Polk) is a good player. We're going to continue to get better. It was good to play a close game like this. We need to work on playing tough games on the road, but it was nice to win this one. Illinois is a good team, they are going to do well in the Big Ten."
"We did a better job at getting to the line today, now we need to do a better job of being consistent from the line."
"I knew that they were much more impressive in person than they were on film from watching them yesterday against North Texas. I was very impressed with their team. They are going to win a lot of big games in the Big Ten."
"I thought that Illinois did a good job on Polk in the post. She is a special player. She's obviously excited for individual honors. But it's more important to her that the team wins."
Illinois Head Coach Theresa Grentz
"It was great to be in the Fiesta Bowl Tournament. This was a hard fought game. We are obviously disappointed in the loss, but Arizona played a great game. I believe they will make big waves in the Pac-10."
"I don't know if this game really got away from us. It was a hotly contested game that was very close. Neither team pulled away and had control of this game."
On Shawntinice "Polkey" Polk:
"She is a small condo in there. She is not going to be moved around. She is a force to be reckoned with."