Nov. 4, 2012
Wisconsin vs. Concordia-St. Paul
Nov. 4, 2012 - The Kohl Center
Wisconsin Coach Bobbie Kelsey
On the slow start...
I'm really not sure, I think we tried to find combinations that worked. I was pleased with some of the players I mean Nicole (Bauman) played really well, I think Tiera (Stephen), other than her turnovers she did a good job of getting us some stuff. Our post play, just the defense isn't where it needs to be and the guards are not, we've just got to bring it together but it's still early.
I'm trying not to throw the baby out with the bathwater, but it's hard because we know what's coming, and we don't have Taylor (Wurtz) and Dakota (Whyte) went out, so that's huge, people that you need, but I told them you can't wait, you can't say we're going to start playing when they start, when they come out, I mean you've got to play!
We have enough to do well, we just... I don't know, maybe it's just one of those days, and we normally hit some of those shots that we were missing, and tonight was one of those nights when you just win ugly and you can't hit a shot but you hit enough to win the game.
On the positives from exhibition play...
It was an opportunity to see if the triangle is working the way we want it to. We did have some back door cuts, we just need to do it more. I think some people are nervous they're going to turn it over, but if they're open you need to give it to them.
We're thin on the inside unfortunately, but again we have enough and we're going to play the people that are healthy and can play and we've got to make some adjustments coaching wise. But I told them players play and you've got to come out with an energy and effort that the other team doesn't have otherwise you're going to get beat.
On being surprised by Nicole Bauman's performance...
No, because I know she can do it. I've seen it all preseason, all last year when she was in high school. I know that kid can shoot, she can shoot! She hits shots and she has a high motor and she can play the point and the two, she can bring the ball down but she's a defender a lot of her points come off of running the floor and getting easy baskets so everyone can learn from that and do the same things she's doing.
On things to work on before the start of the season...
We've got to work on our defense, you know the offense will come and that's a little bit ahead of the defense, but a lot of times defense is just effort it's just hard effort and energy and fight and for whatever reason we don't have those individuals yet that are willing to just fight and claw and scrap, we do it in spurts but we need to do it the whole game, but we'll get there, we'll get there.