Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Postgame Quotes
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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Arizona Head Coach Joan Bonvicini

"This was a big game for our team. I thought we played well in the first half and we did a great job defensively. This is a great team win for our players"

"Stanford is a great team. This is a huge win for us right now as we finish out the regular season."

"We had (Stanford) back on their heels from the start. When they scored we made them work for their points"

"Ever since we played USC we have increased our intensity and have played aggressively."

"I'm just proud of our players and how hard they work. We are playing well right now because we are practicing well. We've got to get one more win before we prepare for the Pac-10 Tournament."


Center Shawntinice Polk

"It feels good to win at home. I took the first loss at Stanford personally. We let down a lot that first game and we pushed to play 40 minutes of basketball tonight."

"We need to continue to win and we need to win on Saturday."

"Our team defense really picked up tonight. At practice we really worked at contesting the three-point shot and that's what we did. Our guards did an excellent job guarding the three."

Forward Krista Warren

"We talked a lot about letting down at the half. When we are up by 15 we always let the team back in the game."

"This game is important for the rest of our season. Coach (Bonvicini) was hurt because she wasn't at the last game (against Stanford) and we wanted to win this game for her."

"This game doesn't mean anything if we don't win on Saturday."

"Defense was our main emphasis. That is what we emphasized all week in practice. We knew we could score points if we got the ball into (Shawntinice) Polk."

Guard Dee-Dee Wheeler

"We wanted the win more than they did tonight and we didn't let down."

"Our team was upset at the last loss (at Stanford). Polk came out and was ready for this game and pumped the rest of the team up."

"It all starts in practice. We had a great week of practice this week. We really got after each other, had some great scrimmages and it showed tonight."

Stanford Head Coach Tara VanDerveer Quotes:

"Arizona played very well. They played very aggressive and very physical. Arizona was all over Nicole (Powell) and really doubled her. In this game we had opportunities, we had too many turnovers and too many poor decisions. (Shawntinice) Polkey and (Dee-Dee) Wheeler played well. We didn't play good defense on Polkey."

"I feel that Arizona has a great team. They played well tonight. I hope we play them again next week. A game like this will help us in the tournament."

"Nicole (Powell) got defended a lot. She put a lot of pressure on herself. She's a competitor. I know she'll bounce back against ASU."

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