Nov. 13, 2003
Arizona head coach Joan Bonvicini
"We made a lot of bad decisions tonight. Athletes in Action is a veteran team, but we had every opportunity to win the game at the end of regulation."
"Defensively we broke down. We made a lot of young mistakes."
"It hurt not to have Aimee (Grzyb), but that is not an excuse."
"We need to do a better job. We need to score around the basket more. We shot too many three's tonight, we are not that kind of team."
"We were careless at times down the stretch."
"There were some good sequences on offense and some good high-low execution. But we need to work on our fundamentals."
"On the defensive end, we need to be smarter. We can't score 10 points and then give up 15 points. That can't happen."
Sophomore center Shawntinice Polk
"We felt good as a team. I feel I hurt the team on defense. I feel we could have won the game if I played defense. We also had trouble getting the calls on the court."
Junior point guard Dee-Dee Wheeler
"We missed a lot of easy buckets and open shots. We had too many turnovers."
"We are a young team. We lost a good guard in Aimee. Not only did we miss her scoring, but we also missed her leadership on the court."
"There were some easy lay-ups that should have been made early in the game. We can't depend on the end of the game to win. We have to make those shots earlier."
"There were some calls that would have helped. There was one play where Shannon was obviously fouled. We could hear it. We needed those calls."
"We don't feel we underestimated them coming in. We knew coming (into the game) Athletes in Action is a good team."