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Post-Game Quotes
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/14/2006
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Arizona Women’s Basketball

Oregon vs. Arizona

Jan. 13, 2006

Post-Game Quotes

 

 

Arizona Head Coach Joan Bonvicini: “We’ve had to lean on each other this whole season. We had the three-month grief process and we were on our down. Now we are on our high. In the second half and overtime, the team rebounded very well and made shots. This is a great win. A great win for our confidence. We just want to take this game and build on it.”

 

On what they discussed at halftime

“If we started making shots and were more aggressive, we knew we would be doing good.”

 

“After the Oregon State game and at practice there was no question that they want to win. They thought they were playing hard the whole time. In practice yesterday we just worked on us.”

 

On the overtime period

“They got a three-point lead early. When Joy hit that three, it really got us started.”

 

On having four players in double figures

“It was very balanced. Ch?© Oh played great. Natalie (Jones) is the heart and soul of the team. This was a great team victory.”

 

 

Senior guard Natalie Jones: “It feels like we just won the Pac-10 Championship. This game gives us so much confidence as we head onto the road to face Cal and Stanford.”

 

“We need to worry about us and just have fun.”

 

 

Sophomore forward Ch?© Oh: “Getting a win was crucial. Knowing we can win will give us confidence throughout the rest of the season.”

 

“Nobody put their heads down, everybody stayed focused on getting the win.”

 

“The inside presence took the pressure off the guards today, which made everyone much more comfortable.”

 

 

Junior guard Joy Hollingsworth: “Coach told us not to play not to lose today, but to play to win instead.”

 

 

Oregon Head Coach Bev Smith: “Hats off to Arizona. They played hard, and when we made runs they weathered them each time. This was a big win for their team and for Joan. All we can do is tip our hats.”

 

“We lost a couple of winnable games here in the desert. We can hang our heads and feel sorry for ourselves, but I don’t think that is what this team is about. We need to pick ourselves up and play with some more consistency next time out.”

 

“Anytime you lose a game you have to take something from it. I think we learned that when you get ahead by four you need to push that to six, and when you have a lead of six it needs to go to eight. We just made too many mental errors.”

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