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Arizona-UCLA Postgame Quotes
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 14, 2002
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Feb. 14, 2002

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Arizona Head Coach Joan Bonvicini
"This was a game where we played brilliantly at times and not so brilliantly at times. At the start of the second half was when we were brilliant. Then we let them have a few too many offensive rebounds towards the end. When we went on our run we were playing well inside and out."

"We will take this win with us this weekend when we face (Southern California) SC. Saturday's game is big time and we're going to have to play 40 minutes of basketball. We can't play up and down basketball against SC."

"We need (senior center LaKeisha Taylor) Keisha's intensity and effort out on the court, we need her to get into the training room and rehabilitate. (Senior forward) KristaWarren had some quality minutes tonight, she rebounded well and played with confidence."

UCLA Head Coach Kathy Olivier
"Arizona went on a run. They were hitting everything tonight. We were down by eight at halftime and then next thing I knew we were down by 20. Joan Bonvicini is good. She can get their team going and get them ready for the tournament."

"Arizona is a very talented team. I'm very surprised with their conference record. Elizabeth Pickney can rebound very well. If you take Pickney and Krista Warren out then you leave the perimeter shooters open. The perimeter shooters were making their shots all night."

"Whitney Jones has been awesome for us all year. She played well tonight. She takes pride in what she does on the court. Sissy Pickett did some good things tonight.

"This has been a frustrating season. Our team gives a lot of effort. We just don't have manpower. We have a small margin of error and when we don't play well teams take advantage of that."

"We have to look to the future. We have a good class coming in next year. The freshmen coming in will do some good things for us."

Arizona Player Quotes

Sophomore Guard Aimee Grzyb
"It's just that we came out and knew they were going to double team. The weak side was open, and we just had some open shots. They were there in the post, but the shot was open so I took it."

Junior Guard Julie Brase
"We needed a run when we came out in the second half. We needed to do a better job playing defense at the end of the first so it could help on offense. We let them come back, and we had to make up for that."

"At halftime, Coach (Bonvicini) just drew up some things that we weren't doing well. We pumped ourselves up. We knew that we better get going because it wasn't a good first half."

"Against USC on Saturday, we are going to have to come out strong. We know that they are going to put pressure on us and deny us. We just have to take care of the ball, look for the posts more, and we need good ball movement."

"We have nothing to lose at this point in the season. We just come out and play to win so we can help ourselves in the Pac-10 tournament."

Freshman Guard Dee-Dee Wheeler
"We knew they were going to triple and double team Liz Pickney. We have been getting ready all week to shoot the ball in that situation. It was just good rotation and form that helped me get those shots."

"We just needed to open up the post play and look for the guards. That is what opened up the game for us."

"When I stand around, my knee begins to get stiff. I try to play without the brace, but it's just not there yet. There's a little pain with the brace, but the compression helps a lot."

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