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Baylor-Tennessee Tech Postgame Quotes

Nov. 17, 2009

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#8/4 Baylor 100 - Tennessee Tech 55 - Nov. 17, 2009
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas) - Att.: 6,266


Baylor Head Coach Kim Mulkey

On the game...
"When you have that many turnovers it creates more shots for your opponent. We don't like the opponent to take more shot attempts than us and this is two games in a row that this has happened."

On keeping Brittney Griner in the game with four fouls...
"(I was)Teaching her how to play in games in which you have three (fouls) and making her stay (in the game) with four (fouls) so she will learn next time she is in that situation. That was the whole purpose of leaving her (in the game) and putting her (back in the game). To just try and teach her, you have to put her through those things."

On the play of Jordan Madden...
"She is getting better every day. I think (Jordan), Shanay Washington and Nae-Nae (Kimetria) Hayden--those kids on the perimeter, they are confident on the offensive end. When they put the whole game together it can be dangerous. When they put the defensive end together, quit making turnovers and quit thinking out there--it is going to happen for those three, as you can just sit back and watch the athleticism and the basketball skill."

Freshman Guard Jordan Madden

On her performance...
"When I was in high school, I had to do it all by myself, so it is nice to have teammates that can help me out. It was very exciting for me scoring 21points. I just tried my best."

Freshman Post Brittney Griner

On adjusting to the college game...
"It is something that you have to get (familiar with). I got used to it in high school. It is the same thing (as in high school) but it is just more physical at the college level. I have to keeping working on it."

On playing the game in foul trouble ...
"It is definitely a learning experience having three or four fouls and learning how to play with them during the game. Luckily this game wasn't possession by possession and we had a good enough lead. I just have to learn to play with those fouls for those close games."

Tennessee Tech Head Coach Sytia Messer

On the game:
"I was proud of our kids in terms of their effort. Baylor, to me, is one of the best teams in the country and has one of the best coaching staffs in the country. Being here was great for our kids and our team. Right now, we are one of the youngest teams in the nation. Our oldest player is 19 years old. This was a great teaching experience for my team."

On Stopping Britney Griner:
"We tried to double, and offensively, we tried to go at her to get her in foul trouble. We were pleased once she fouled out."



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