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Arizona vs. NC State Postgame Quotes
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: December 03, 2006
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Arizona Women’s Basketball

Arizona vs. North Carolina State

November 24, 2006


Arizona Head Coach Joan Bonvicini


“It was obviously a great win for us. We played a very, very good North Carolina State team. They are relentless on the boards and defensively.”


“It was a game played in waves. We started the second half on a great run. They started to get some penetration off the dribble and then kicked it out and hit some threes. They got right back into it.”


On playing  zone defense at times:

“We watched some other teams that played N.C. State and it (zone) gave them some problems.”


On coming back to win the game in overtime

“It was possession by possession. We found a way to win. We have said that overtime is our time. We would still like to win the game in regulation.”


On Rheya Neabor’s game-tying lay-up in regulation:

“She came off a screen and it was kind of a broken play. I think they (N.C. State) anticipated her passing on the perimeter. She read it right and took it to the hole and finished.”


“We allowed way too many second chance shots. They (N.C. State) are relentless on the boards. They are very quick jumpers. They go after it.”


Arizona Player Quotes


Freshman Forward Rheya Neabors

On her game-tying lay-up at the end of regulation

“I was actually looking to pass the ball, but the lane was open so I took the shot.”


Junior Guard Ashley Whisonant

“I think we showed a lot of heart. Rather than playing not to lose, we played to win.”


“They told us they were a physical and athletic team, but at first I didn’t really believe them. After the first half we got used to it and became physical right back.”


On the team’s tight defense at the end of regulation

“I led by example, and everybody else followed. We really did not want to lose this game and it showed.”


“It was a really intense atmosphere. The win felt great.”

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