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By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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Arizona Head Coach Joan Bonvicini:

"I'm really happy with our performance tonight as a team. It was a great game between two Top-20 schools, but we really need more fans. We played our hearts out, as did UCSB, but I'm glad we came out with the win. It's a huge win for this program."

"Julie Brase played very well for us tonight. She did so many of the little things that will never show up in the box score. She tipped some balls tonight, blocked out when she needed to and hustled everywhere on the court."

"Tatum Brown and Reshea Bristol were also solid for us tonight. I thought Tatum played well on both ends, shooting the ball and keeping the UCSB players out of position. She's a big part of the great shooting that this team had tonight."

"Reshea had some great steals for us tonight that lead to some easy buckets, which are very important. She's a great slasher and I'm just real proud of her performance tonight."


UCSB Head Coach Mark French:

When asked if he saw anything different from the Arizona teams that he has faced in the past:

"Well they keep beating us, so its basically the same thing that we're seeing from Arizona. They are a very good team, that is so explosive that they wear you down as they score in their little spurts... Two or three baskets in a row can really get a team down, especially on the road."

"You have to be emotionally tough against the runs that Arizona makes. They are definitely a traditional-Joan Bonvicini team. They play with a lot of emotion and I know that she always inspires her teams to play with a lot of emotion."

"We tried to slow them down tonight, but we fell behind. Then it was simply a matter of trying to chip away at the lead. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that they are a interior oriented team. But like all good teams, they did what they wanted down low. Good teams like Arizona find a way to do what they want."

"They also have veteran guards that run the team very smoothly. Their guards make very few mistakes and they make it real tough to disrupt their offense."

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