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Baylor, Texas Tech Postgame Quotes

Jan. 29, 2014

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9/7 BAYLOR (17-3, 7-1) 92, TEXAS TECH (6-14, 0-9) 43
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
The Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
Attendance: 6,736


Baylor Head Coach Kim Mulkey

On tonight's focus:
"Tonight we were focused. I thought we were excited to be home and it was good for everybody."

On Baylor's freshmen:
"Our freshmen are playing with as much confidence as they have had all year. They are taking the right shots and not turning the ball over. They are helping us on the defensive end and doing it at the right time. "

On Baylor's fans:
"Many places don't have the fan support that we do. They appreciate that we get in your face and we guard people. They cheer for effort. They stay and they watch our kids play hard."

Baylor Guard Odyssey Sims

On trusting teammates:
"I have always trusted them (teammates). It's just they are feeding off of me more and are being in the right spots at the right time. I am able to operate more and give them more open shots."

On playing at home and moving forward:
"It is always good to play in front of our home crowd. We were all excited and actually put to halves together so that's a plus. We will hit the floor tomorrow and see what we can do to get better."

Baylor Post Sune Abuke

On rebounding:
"[Rebounds] are a big part of our defense and offensively it enables us to run. It gave us some transition baskets off of that today"


Texas Tech Head Coach Candi Whitaker

On slow starts both halves:
"I think you've got to give Baylor a lot of credit. They're long, they're athletic and they bother you because of that defensively. I thought we played very timid, very scared to start. I thought Marina [Lizarazu] came in and gave us a spark, and she doesn't know Baylor, and you could tell. She just came in and made plays, got to the rim, and found shooters."

On implementing second half play to a full game:
"I think for a span there when they were pressing us, Marina did a great job of finding Amber [Battle] at the top and being aggressive in press break. We got some run-outs that got us some assists and baskets. I think when you play anyone in the Big 12, you've got to compete and be aggressive. There's no other way to play the game."

On what to take moving forward:
"We saw a different side of us. We've just got to learn from it and be ready to go against Kansas. We're playing them for the second time, and I think that's helped us when we've seen a team before. At Iowa State, we were better the second time and I think we'll do better against Kansas the second time as well."

Texas Tech Junior Guard Amber Battle

On what got her going in the second half:
"I was just running the floor more and my point guards found me. I just got those good layups."

On the Baylor defense being frustrating:
"I think it was more us. We were just getting rushed and just now calming down and executing."

On coming into this game after Iowa State last week:
"We kind of fell off a little bit tonight after the Iowa State game last week. We just need to prepare for Kansas and let this one go."



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