Arizona vs. Pepperdine
Women's National Invitation Tournament
March 15, 2001
Arizona Head Coach Joan Bonvicini Quotes"This was a great team victory. We made a great comeback at the end of the first half. We showed our athletic ability, and we just dominated the boards. We got to the free throw line several times, and we just played really well in the second half. We were very explosive, and we played smart. Pepperdine is a very good team, and this game was a lot of fun to watch."
"We got into a hole early, and I was a little nervous when we were down by 15 points at one point. Pepperdine's players did a really good job of hitting three-pointers in the first half. But, we got after the ball, and we got a lot of tips and steals. We did a good job of getting the ball into our post players."
"This game was amazing because it was the first time since January that we
looked like we had a lot of fun playing. We were a lot more aggressive,
especially in the second half, and when they would make runs in the second
half, we would shut them down."
"Candice (Allen) played great off the bench. She was outstanding, and she played very smart. Aimee Grzyb was really gutsy, and Veranda (James) had a great game with a double-double. Elizabeth (Pickney) played really well, and Reshea (Bristol) just dominated the game."
"I have coached against New Mexico before, but I have never coached in the Pit. New Mexico has a very good team, and they are very well coached. They bring in 10,000 plus fans, so it is going to be a very interesting game."