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Postgame Quotes




Nov. 3, 2008

Recap |  Box Score

Head Coach Kim Mulkey

On the game…

“Put this in the headlines, freshmen will not play for me giving up that many points. With 12 minutes left in the game, we had allowed only 41 points and I give the freshmen the rest of the minutes and they allowed them to score 70 points. I will take the criticism because I put them in that position. I gave them too many minutes hoping someone would step up. We didn’t have a defensive stopper in that bunch. If you want to play for me, you better learn what defense is and learn to play it quickly.”

On the offensive play…

“Anytime that you can shoot above 50 percent, you are pleased, but this is an exhibition game and I thought there was a big size advantage for us. I thought offensive rebounding has been something that we have stressed in practice everyday. I think this team can get better rebounding offensively, and I thought we did that.”

On Jhasmin Player…

“She actually looked better today in the game than she has looked in practice. She just forgot about her knee and just played. I know the team needs her—we need her. It was good to have her back out there and I am glad that the fans acknowledged her entering the game because Jhasmin is a leader for us.”

Senior Guard Jhasmin Player

On the crowd’s reaction after entering the game…

“It was tough. The journey was tough. It was just great to be back out here in front of the fans. Just eight months ago I was sitting on the operation table, so to be out here today with my teammates—we still have a lot of things to work on, but to be back in the mix and to get that chemistry back, just speaks volumes.”


 

 

Junior Post Danielle Wilson

On Coach Mulkey’s motivation…

“You know [Coach Mulkey] is going to get after of you, but it is just to help you. It is not to discourage you; it is just to make you better.”

Sophomore Guard Melissa Jones

On the game…

“It is kind of an adrenaline rush even though it is just an exhibition game. We have been banging against each other in practice and it was great to finally go up against a team. It was really encouraging for us to get after it.”

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