Arizona State @ Arizona
January 30, 2000
Arizona Head Coach Joan Bonvicini Quotes:
"This one wasn't pretty today. It rose the blood pressure of a lot of people around here up quite a bit. Tatum Brown was great for us today. Her hustle, defense and desire is what carried us through today."
"The play of the game for us today was when Felicity drew the charging foul late in the game. That girl loves to take charges. I was telling some reporters this week a story about how Felicity's parents used to give her five dollars every time she drew a charging foul in her high school games. We don't pay her here at Arizona, but she still loves to take those charges."
"ASU played great defense against us today and it took us out of sync offensively. Our play in the last few minutes of the game were thankfully enough to get us the win. I just can't say enough about Tatum Brown today. She was quicker than ever and she was so focused and intense, that she wasn't going to let us lose today."
"We need to hit more jumpers because our guards are giving our post players the ball in the right place, but we just aren't converting. If we had made more of those shots today, it wouldn't have come down to the wire."
Arizona State Head Coach Charli Turner Thorne Quotes
"We were out two starters, but the seniors did an awesome job stepping up. It was a tough game against a very good opponent. The game really could have gone either way. We are one step closer to beating a ranked team on their home floor."
"We tried to be patient on offense, and we did a good job of stopping their transition. Our post play was great, and I thought we did a good job on the boards."
"The biggest difference for us was that we lost our focus on one or two possessions, and we had some defensive lapses in the last two and a half minutes."
"The charge called at the end was a tough call and probably should not have been made, but we had other opportunities to win the game."
"The great thing about Pac-10 play is that you get to play everyone again."