Feb. 9, 2012
Postgame Quotes: Wisconsin at No. 18 Penn State
Feb. 9, 2012
University Park, Pa.
Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey
"We had a poor shooting night, as anybody looking at a stat sheet can tell. We usually hit our threes, and we didn't do that tonight. (We) rebounded the ball okay, free throws were pretty good. We just got ourselves in a hole and couldn't get out of it.
"That is a great team over there. All of them can shoot. They have people that can handle the ball and create their own shot and we don't have a lot of that, so that hurt us tonight."
What went wrong after you got the score within eight?
"We didn't box out. You get it to eight, they take a shot, they get the rebound, put it back, now you are back at ten. Come down, miss a three, we had an open three, miss that, come back down and get a three. Now it is back to 13. It's simple."
What was the biggest factor in your struggles from 3-point range tonight?
We didn't hit the shots that were open and people were being hesitant. Taylor (Wurtz) was very hesitant. I don't know why she didn't shoot the ball. Maybe if you ask her she will tell you because I don't know. That is someone we really depend on to shoot the three. She only took three. I am not saying she should take 15, but a lot of the times she is open and she is just faking. Well, nobody is going for your fake. Shoot the ball. That is what you are out there to do.
On Anya Covington's minutes:
"She's coming off a scary episode with chest pains, so we wanted to get her back slowly. I didn't want the next game to be her first game, then you have a whole week. I didn't realize she had 20 points to be honest with you. I tried to get her in and out, really short minutes.
"The posts really did their job tonight. Our other two, they screened well, we tried to get the ball to the guards. But our guards had poor play. Morgan (Paige) didn't play well. Jade (Davis), she struggled with turnovers. Too many turnovers, too many sloppy plays. Not handling the ball with strength and confidence and they (Penn State) did."