Feb. 21, 2004
Oregon head coach Bev Smith quotes --
"Brandi Davis did not play much because of disciplinary reasons. Discipline hurts the team, not just the individual. It is part of the deal."
"At the start we dug ourselves a ten-foot ditch with a six-foot pole. We made some runs, but it was too late. When (Andrea) Bills got into foul trouble it really hurt us. She is strong against (Shawntinice) Polk."
"I take my hat off to Arizona. They played very well, and that's the way they've been playing lately."
"We didn't have an answer for Polk. She played well tonight. When we did find ways to shut her down, she was able to pass to the shooters."
"Although we didn't win, we gave a winning effort. We've had some injuries this year, and as we progress through the season the injuries are seizing up on people."
"The Pac-10 is a tough conference. You can separate the top and the bottom. I think Stanford, Arizona, Arizona State, and Southern California had good pre-seasons (non-conference), and it carried through to the Pac-10 competition. The Pac-10 has tough teams that play well at home. To play against Arizona with an attendance of over 5000 creates a great atmosphere."
"Our slow start weighed heavily on us. The shots we did get became more important and put more pressure on us. Bills' fouls put us in a difficult match-up situation."
Arizona head coach Joan Bonvicini quotes --
"Our intensity defensively really showed. That was the key right away. They stayed at a man defense. Bills had two fouls and we established our presence."
"I am so proud of Aimee (Grzyb). She goes out every time and plays hard."
"Shannon (Hobson) played her best game as a Wildcat. She had a career high. That's how we win games, [when the bench steps up]."
"We gave up a lot of threes at their place. We wanted to shut those down a little more today."
"Oregon is a talented team. They are better than their record shows."
"To go undefeated at home is a great achievement. It was a goal of ours from the beginning."
"Polkey went out and established her presence. She broke the blocks record tonight. That's pretty good for a sophomore."
"We need to be a little tougher on the road. We are not going to look back, we are going to look forward."
"We are in control of our own destiny. We need to end the regular season strong. We just want to be consistent."
ARIZONA PLAYER QUOTES --
Sophomore center Shawntinice Polk:
"I was happy to break the record for blocks, but we won and I'm even more happy about that."
"Playing at home, we expect to get a win. We need to take the confidence we have here on the road with us so we can keep winning."
"Oregon has great post players and a great inside team. It was good for me to play against such a good post player."
"I have to earn everything I do. It's never easy to score or defend so I must work for everything."
Junior guard Dee-Dee Wheeler:
"We had a great win on Thursday and we came out today to do the same thing."
"I am not sure why we play like we do on the road. I mean, we take the same players, but we don't play our game."
"We needed to start opening up our outside game. Hopefully next time more of our shots will fall."
Senior guard Aimee Grzyb:
"It was sad to play my last home game, but the season is not over yet. We have to go on the road and play like we do here."
"I was proud of Jessica Duger. She looked like she was having a lot of fun, and she made her shots while she was doing it."
"It was one of those days when I thought my shots would go in but they didn't. There is no way I'll stop shooting, though. I just hope more will fall next time."