Nov. 15, 2011
Nov. 15, 2011
Head coach Bobbie Kelsey
On not doing well at the end of the game.
"When you have mental lapses here and there, it costs you. In the end, we probably didn't box out the way we were supposed to - didn't hit a shot or two, missed a layup, missed a free throw. It all adds up in the end. That's a good team and we learned a lot but we couldn't win the game."
On Sarina Simmons
"She's a great player. She's one they depend on and they go to. She can deliver for her team."
Were you pleased with the shot selection at the end
"Some of them. We had too many countdown shots, we had a couple of air balls, one that barely skimmed the rim. Our execution at the end probably hurt us the most. We'll look at it and improve upon. There's always something we can improve upon in a game."
This a step forward?
"I think so. We battled all the way to the end and just came up a little short."
Shot clock violations due to Marquette's defense
"More poor execution (on our part). They played great defense, they switched when they had to. Taylor (Wurtz) couldn't get a shot up but they had the right person on her since she was taller than Taylor."
On trailing early but then coming back
"We just had to calm down, on offense, we weren't running our sets. When we calm down, we hit some shots, started boxing out, got them in foul trouble, got to the free throw line. That's what you need to do to get back in the game and that's what we did."
More frustrating to lose it after getting the lead.
"It's just the little things like coach said. There were a few plays we missed, a few shots we shouldn't have took, a few missed rebounds and they add up. It's a learning lesson. We don't want to have too many learning lessons like that."
Getting on track tonight
"We've been struggling with settling into our offense. I know that was our problem our last game. As soon as the first couple of minutes went by, we started to actually execute our plays. As soon as we start executing, everyone slows down. I think that was the problem for me. As soon as I slowed down, it was easier to be comfortable."