Jan. 14, 2010
Arizona Women's Basketball vs. Oregon State
January 14, 2010
Arizona Head Coach Niya Butts Quotes
"You have to take the good with the bad, I'm proud of my girls for coming back. Normally in our losses, we have the lead in the last six or seven minutes and lose it, but tonight we were down late and we came back to win."
On freshman guard Davellyn Whyte:
"She is going to be a really, really good player in this league, and she is only going to get better. Nothing she does surprises me. She has a knack for the game. She was in foul trouble in the first half, but she did a great job in the second."
On junior forward Ify Ibekwe:
"Ify had a tough night, she had me on her back, she had everyone else on her back, too, because we all know how good she can be. She had a tough game tonight, but the good thing is it's over, and we came out of it with a win. I have full confidence that she will bounce back from this."
On sophomore guard Reiko Thomas:
"She's taken our offense to another level. She comes in at the point or the wing and she makes plays. She's very consistent."
#53 Soana Lucet
"We stopped #11 [Talisa Rhea], which was key. They [Oregon State] didn't really score off the rebounds. It feels good to win. It's our first Pac-10 win at home and hopefully not the last."
#0 Davellyn Whyte
"I draw some attention and when they [OSU] paid attention to me, my teammates were open. I knew my job tonight was to shut down #11 and it took a lot of energy, I'll give her credit. The key thing to do while guarding her was just to not let her get the ball."
About preparing for Oregon on Saturday
"We won tonight but now we have to take Oregon on Saturday. They have two pretty good players so we gotta shut them down like we did today."
Oregon State head coach LaVonda Wagner
"We came away with too many empty possessions in the second half. We had some very good defense on Davellyn (Whyte) in the first half."