Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Post Game Quotes
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 21, 2004
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Head Coach Joan Bonvicini

On tonight's game...

"It was a physical game and we knew it was going to be. Michigan State did a great job establishing its inside presence and they were able to break our stand. The big difference was the rebounding. We were also able to get to the free throw line tonight, but we couldn't convert those chances into points. I'm proud of the girls. They battled and it's disappointing (our season) ended like this. We had a season with a lot of firsts and you can't judge your season off of one game."

On Shawntinice Polk's personal fouls...

"I don't like to put Polk on the bench because she affects the game. She intimidates players and can do a good job with picks. However, she can be too aggressive at times. She's still a young player and I'm glad I'm her coach."

Sophomore Center Shawntinice Polk

On her early foul situation...

"The two fouls that were called early they didn't call the rest of the game and I was doing the same thing (later). I didn't even know where the first foul came from. But I went in playing like I already had three fouls so it didn't really bother me."

Junior Guard Dee-Dee Wheeler

On not being able to convert down the stretch...

"We had three-straight turnovers. Our defense usually kick-starts our offense but, towards the end, we just couldn't convert. We didn't do a good job of executing and getting the ball in the basket."

WB Welcome Coach Barnes