Nov. 24, 2001
Head Coach Joan Bonvicini Quotes:
"It was a tremendous win tonight. I told the team before the game that there was one thing we wanted from this game-obviously we wanted to win-but that thing was for us to get respect. This was a game about respect. Obviously, I have a lot of respect for Notre Dame. I knew that, even coming off a loss the other night, they would be even hungrier tonight."
"We wanted to keep our players in check and take it one possession at a time."
On Julie Brase:
"She's a great player. Julie is a coach on the floor, she always understands what to do out on the floor. We missed her last year."
"Sometimes in a big game, it's not the big things that make the difference. It's the little things that often make a difference."
"I think we beat a very good opponent tonight."
"This is a good confidence win. We just want to continue to improve. We have a good team and I really mean team. Our kids care about each other and our coaches really work hard."
"There were a lot of keys that kept us in this game. One was being able to get the ball into Liz Pickney."
Notre Dame Head Coach Muffet McGraw:
"I thought (Elizabeth) Pickney played well. They had good experience on the court, where as we are young. She (Pickney) made some plays down the stretch. She was making them and we needed to get more. Obviously her being perfect from the line did not help (us)."
"Our inexperience will be the theme of the year. We will have a season full of these ups and downs. We will play extremely well one day and then poorly the next. That's just how our season will go."