Jan. 24, 2004
Oregon State head coach Judy Spoelstra quotes
"It's very frustrating, but we made some good defensive stops. We kept the score 40-45 forever."
"Arizona was very athletic, give them a lot of credit...we had to play a lot of zone to keep our big people in the game and keep Brina covered. We just had a hard time boxing out of that zone."
"We've really been keen on boxing out, and I think we had good position, we just got nudged out."
"I feel a lot better that we had to force this good Arizona team to get offensive rebounds, and shoot the ball 36-37 percent."
ON MISSED SHOTS
"You can't let the fact that it might drip in our out affect how you play defense and rebound."
ON Shannon Howell
"She caught a lot of people off guard that first weekend, but they've all seen tape on her now. Shannon needs to know what her best offense is, and how she can score best."
University of Arizona head coach Joan Bonvicini quotes
YOUR THOUGHTS ON OREGON STATE
"Oregon State has a great team. They have a real good bunch of senior leadership."
DESCRIBE TONIGHT'S VICTORY
"Our team finds ways to win. We are a real strong second half team and we came out at halftime and started firing."
"Our team is not selfish, each player puts the team over individual efforts. All this team cares about is final score."
ON OUT-REBOUNDING OSU 50-27
"We have been rebounding well lately and tonight we just took it to another level."
WINNING ON THE ROAD
"If you want to be a good team, you have to win on the road. Any time you take two games from the Oregon schools, it's an accomplishment."