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Arizona vs. Rice Post-Game Quotes
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: November 14, 2004
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Head Coach Joan Bonvicini: I’m impressed with our defense and rebounding. It’s interesting because we wanted to focus on those to beat Rice today. Rice is an outstanding rebounding team.”


“I am concerned we didn’t execute well in our offense. We really need to do a better job there.”


“I thought Pokey had a good game and Dee-Dee played well. Natalie mixed it up well today, also.”


“I wanted to mix it up today. Play man then mix it up to a zone.”




Junior center Shawntinice Polk: “You could tell we worked on our defense and blocking out. Coach B told us it was not great and we needed to improve it. A lot of emphasis was put on rebounding.”


“Michelle Woods is banger. It was key that we kept her off the board. Looking at film we knew she was a good rebounder. She went real hard today we just wanted to contain her.”


“Our bench is deeper. We are making progress, progressing up. The depth is awesome.”


“Their [Ohio State’s] guard Katie is a good shooter. They run real well down the court. They are a solid team.”



Senior guard Dee-Dee Wheeler: “We needed to make a statement since it was our home court. We have to make the team adjust to us. Defense was stronger over all today.”


“I’m trying to figure things out. You have to adjust to the freshmen and a deeper bench. With a deeper bench, we can let more people contribute instead of it being just Pokey and me.”


“They [Ohio State] run up and down the court. They have a big post like Pokey. They are ranked in the AP poll. It’s going to be tough playing on their home court.”

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