Feb. 13, 2010
Arizona at Oregon State
Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Ore.
February 13, 2010
Arizona head coach Niya Butts
"To win on the road any place is tough, so we're going to take this one and we will worry about everything we did wrong a little later on and enjoy this win."
On offensive efficiency
"I thought we settled down a little bit offensively and we started to execute a little bit better. In the first half, we didn't do a bad job, but we were just turning the ball over and not getting many shots up. When you look at the shot attempts, they almost doubled us. Thank God for us we were very efficient and made 21 of those shots."
On Soana Lucet
"Her charge at the end of the game was big. She had a big charge and she made a big 15-foot shot there when we had three or four minutes left in the game. She made some huge plays for us tonight. We only had one person who took eight shots and that was Ify Ibekwe. When you look at our shot attempts, nobody really got a lot of shots because we had 20 turnovers, so we left 20 possessions up in the air to be had. They did a good job capitalizing on our mistakes. Unfortunately for them, they were unable to turn those into points."
On Oregon State forward El Sara Greer
"She is extremely active. She understands what her role is and what she is in the game to do and she goes out and does it really hard. I would like to see less breakdowns, but she makes you break down defensively in terms of her rebounding effort. Credit her for crashing the boards. She was an absolute animal on the boards and I wish her luck the rest of the way."
On shooting free throws late in the game
"I had a lot of confidence in our shooters. I think we have been knocking down free throws and doing a great job of focusing. To go 14-of-18 and make them down the stretch was huge tonight."
On importance of winning on the road
"It was a huge win for us because number one it was a road win. It shows we can win on the road in a hostile situation. We were down a lot of the game and our kids battled back and we very easily could have folded. It's a huge win for us to start the second half of the conference 3-1 is a tremendous job for this team."