Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Postgame Quotes
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 06, 2003
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Arizona Head Coach Joan Bonvicini

"I was a little disappointed in the second half because we didn't rebound the best, but it was a good game."

"If Polkey had stayed in the game, we'd have gotten a few more (points)."

"(Washington) is tough to defend because they have so many players on the perimeter. They're a good team."

"I thought our coaching staff did a great job of making offensive and defensive changes today."

"Dee-Dee (Wheeler) was unbelievable."

"Krista (Warren) had timely, unbelievable shots."

"CoCoa (Sanford) had great minutes and crucial, crucial time. I felt we needed a spark, and because (Washington) spreads the floor so much, it gave (Sanford) an opportunity to use her quickness."

"(Guiliana) Mendiola and (Loree) Payne were able to get some (points), but everyone else had to work for it."

"Our bench play was huge tonight."

"This was a great confidence boost for the team because Polkey didn't get as many minutes and we were still able to step it up. We're a better team than a lot of times people give us credit for."

Washington Head Coach June Daugherty

"We knew Arizona was going to play really well."

"We were able to get into our running game and open up our defense."

"Polk and Warner played terrific basketball. Their bread and butter is their high-low game. I think Polk is one of the best front-line passers in the game."

"Wheeler and (Arizona) played great basketball tonight."

"We just didn't step up tonight."

Arizona Player Quotes:

Shawntinice "Polkey" Polk
"At halftime we were in the same situation we were in when we were in Washington. We knew that the defense had to keep up with the intensity. At home we play well but for some reason we break apart on the road."

"It was a tough loss up there. This was a big game for us. We shouldn't have lost in Washington. This was pay back.

Dee-Dee Wheeler
"There's something about being at home. We hate losing close games like we did in Washington."

"We're just focused on the Pac-10 and the Pac-10 only. We're focused on the last 10 games of the season, that's what the NCAA looks at. We want to beat Stanford when they come here. We're in the race."

Krista Warren
"This was a crucial game tonight. We needed to come out with the mentality that we would win. We don't come out like that anymore. We knew that we should of won that game in Washington."

Washington Player Quotes

Loree Payne
"We didn't come out like the Huskies come out. This is a tough place to play. We were solid for a half. That's not enough on the road or in this conference."

"Arizona is strong at home. They had the intensity of the crowd. We need to learn to create our own intensity. Arizona just came out on fire. It was a tough loss for them in Washington. Arizona's inside game is tough. Krista (Warren) and (Shawntinice) Polkey are both tough."

Giuliana Mendiola
"We didn't bring intensity. We were up and down all night. We can't do that against Arizona or any team. They went on runs. We made it too easy. We didn't play our game tonight. It's just about who wants it more and they wanted it more. We can't drop games in the Pac-10. The Pac-10 race is so close."

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