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Baylor, Texas Postgame Quotes

Jan. 15, 2012

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1/1 BAYLOR 77, TEXAS 59
JAN. 15, 2012 • ATTENDANCE: 9,002

  Head Coach Kim Mulkey

Opening Statement
"I looked up with 12 minutes to go, and I think [Brittney Griner and Destiny Williams] had 53 points and 24 rebounds with the two of them. You play Big 12 games and you don’t score that many points and get that many rebounds. I probably took us out of the flow when we were hovering around a 30-point lead and got some subs in there. But, in this business, what goes around comes around. I’ve just never been a coach to run up a score. I think you play as many players as you can, when you can, and we could today. I tried to get everybody on the floor."

On Odyssey Sims and Kimetria Hayden:
"Well Nae-Nae (Kimetria), if you look at the field goal percentage, it’s not very good. And Odyssey’s wasn’t great. On the road, you worry about taking care of the ball. And I thought especially in the first five minutes of each half, you figured Texas was going to come in here fired up having won at A&M. So, you wanted to match their intensity on the road and take care of the basketball. I thought there were opportunities where Odyssey and Nae-Nae were very unselfish with the ball. They made sure we got post touches. Then they penetrated a lot. They’ll continue to shoot the ball. They’ll shoot a better percentage. But, today they didn’t really have to. When you have two really good post players, one misses four or five shots and one misses two shots, you better find them and get the ball to them every chance you get. But, it’s a big win. We have an opportunity. If we can go to Lubbock and play two good road games in a row, we’ll have an opportunity to possibly come back home and play Kansas State, who is undefeated in the league as well."

 Junior Post Brittney Griner

On her performance:"It felt good. It was working for me. My guards got me the ball down low. I was able to maneuver and hit those shots that I like to hit."

 Junior Post Destiny Williams

On career-high points, assists and rebounds:
"It felt great. I didn’t realize I had that many rebounds. I just told myself that every opportunity that I saw the ball to go get it. My job was to keep Texas off the boards, to get offensive put-backs, to go keep them from (getting) layups, and to get as many offensive rebounds as I could to get another chance at scoring."

  Head Coach Gail Goestenkors

Opening Statement:
"Congratulations to Baylor, they played a great game. They did what they do; they got the ball inside, moved the ball well and played good defense. I am disappointed overall in our focus, energy and effort. I felt we were just not there. There is no excuse for that. If you are going to compete against a great team like Baylor, you have to have everyone show up and play. You have to be energized, be focused and be confident."

On the effects of Cokie Reed's absence:
"The absence of Cokie was a big loss for us. All of the bodies you can get against Brittney (Griner) are helpful. We felt really good about our game play, but it was a little different when Cokie went out. I knew we would be one post down but when AG (Ashley Gayle) got in foul trouble. I thought we were two posts down. It is going to be a long night when you are two posts down."

  Sophomore Guard Chassidy Fussell

On the effort against Baylor:
"I feel like we did not come out playing defense like we did against A&M. I feel like our defense meets our offense every game, and today we just did not do that."

  Freshman Forward Nneka Enempkali

On the difficulty defending Brittney Griner:
"Besides the height factor, she is able to see where she needs to post up. She is a different player."



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