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

"This was a great team victory. I'm proud of the team. We will celebrate this win and try to get better. We want to grow from this and win the conference."

"We talked all week about Georgia. We wanted to play really good teams. We were fortunate enough to play Georgia. They are a terrific team. They have great players. This is a good, experienced, tall team. We knew that Georgia would make big plays. Luckily we had the crowd, the crowd was really our sixth player tonight."

"(Shawntinice) Polk scored 10 points tonight. She had five assists, she sees players so well. (Julie) Brase hit great jumpers. Krista (Warren) played smart. I think that this is her break out year. She's playing with a lot of confidence. With Julie and Krista, it's hard for any team to play us. We are starting to get better with Julie, Krista and Dee-Dee (Wheeler) as our leaders."


"We played with better confidence today then we did a year or two ago. We put better pressure on the ball. I'm proud of our team. I'm proud of the poise they showed. When we play defense it's tough for our opponents to play us. We have help from Polkey inside and that gives other players confidence. It's a great weekend to be a Wildcat."

"We need to improve our free throws. We will rest tomorrow and work on some things. After the game, I just told the team that it was a great win and to get ready to play on Monday."

Arizona Player Quotes:

Freshman Shawntinice "Polkey" Polk:

"I think we are a lot better then how we played in our first game. All of the freshmen stepped it up and played really hard today. When we come together as a team I don't think we can be stopped. We worked really hard today. We knew Georgia was a physical team down low and that they were good. The most important thing is that we kept our heads in the game and we played physical."

"I'm excited. I love when we win. Our bench was great today and that was the best thing about the win."

On the possibility of being ranked...

"It doesn't matter. We know how good we are. We know that we can hang with anyone."

Sophomore Dee-Dee Wheeler:

"I wouldn't say we were surprised to win. We have a good team. I think we deserve it. We have the talent and we work hard. We have a great team. I congratulate our bench and our coaching staff did a great job today."

"Our defense did good. We worked hard on our defense in practice this week double-teaming and triple-teaming down in the post and rotating and we did a great job executing today."

On the possibility of being ranked...

"I think we will be ranked. We know who we are as a team and if we do not get ranked then we will still keep our heads up."

Senior Julie Brase:

"We are a young team, we go out and play hard and we have fun when we are playing. That was the most important thing today, we had fun."

"We didn't expect to win by this much. Georgia is a great team. We were successful at getting them out of their post game."

"We have come along way since our first game. I think we played real aggressive today and that helped us out a lot. We knew that Georgia wanted to get in the post and that made our press so important."

Georgia Player Quotes:

#4 Christi Thomas

"They didn't surprise us at all tonight, we expected everything they had, we just did not come out and play our game."

"I can't explain anything about the loss other than we just did not come out and have a good showing. We just didn't compete tonight."

"They did it all tonight, but we should have been able to play through it. Nothing felt in rhythm and nothing came together. I think we got a little frantic after a few shots did not go down, but other than that we did not compete."

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