Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Post Game Quotes
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: November 30, 2001
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Nov. 30, 2001

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Head Coach Joan Bonvicini

"We got outplayed tonight. Give credit to Holy Cross. They are a good team, smart, and unselfish. Holy Cross executed well. They were well prepared.

"It seemed like that every bounce and roll didn't go our way tonight. We were hesitant and didn't play with the same fire as Holy Cross. We have to play with a purpose. Right now we are questioning ourselves but we will get this corrected.

"We have to come out strong and ready to play against Pittsburgh on Sunday. They are a good team."

Holy Cross Head Coach Bill Gibbons

"I am so proud of this team. We beat Arizona, a team that just beat defending champion Notre Dame. We beat a team that never loses at home. Arizona was faster, bigger and better than us and we were able to beat them. This game has to be the best game in Holy Cross history. We've done Holy Cross proud. It's a great win for the school. It's great for the Patriot League to beat a Pac-10 school."

"Arizona picked us to play them in the first round of their tournament. We proved to them that they picked the wrong team. I just hope that we have something left for Wisconsin when we play them on Sunday. It will be unbelievable, if we come up with another win on Sunday."

"Mary Rose Campbell played with so much heart and toughness tonight. She set the tone for rebounding, with seven. We out rebounded them by almost ten rebounds. We also held one of their best players, Elizabeth Pickney to 14 points. That is incredible. The entire team played hard and together. They showed so much character."

Arizona Player Quotes

Aimee Grzyb- Guard

"Our team tried hard to pull off the win at the end for Candice (Allen). Holy Cross executed really well tonight, and we needed to step up our game a little more to get the win."

"I've been struggling with my shot and tonight we rotated the ball a lot better which allowed me to get better looks from the perimeter."

"I haven't been playing as hard as I can lately, and I know that game in and game out I need to come out and produce for my team. I shoot the ball well tonight, and it felt good to contribute."

"Coming off a loss like this, we need to learn from our mistakes and come out and put together a solid game on Sunday. I need to step up and be a leader for our team."

"I know that my shot isn't going to be there every game, so I need to play hard and learn how to contribute in other ways."

Elizabeth Pickney- Center

"Tonight was a tough loss for us. I could have played a little bit harder in the paint and try to create more shots for myself. I didn't have a problem with the double-team tonight, and I was able to kick the ball out and give my teammates good looks from the perimeter."

"Our intensity was lacking in the first half and it showed by the score. They (Holy Cross) out-rebounded us because we didn't do a good job boxing out in the paint and going after the ball."

"This is a disappointing loss for us at home, and we need to play much harder against Pittsburgh."

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