Nov. 22, 2013
9/9 BAYLOR (5-0) 88, NR/NR NORTHWESTERN STATE (2-2) 54
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas) Fri., Nov. 22, 2013
BAYLOR POSTGAME QUOTES
Head Coach Kim Mulkey
On halftime speeches...
"I have coached for a long time and I pitch at halftime. At halftime I talked to them about their defense. I just didn't think we played very good defense. That was very obvious when you saw they were shooting a higher percentage from the field than we were. We were missing too many free throws and we weren't getting post touches. Consequently, when we came out in the second half, the lead swung."
On speeding up the tempo...
"We talked about that at halftime, too, and they responded. We took care of the ball, but it's like we were in a lull, just thinking somebody was going to go away. We jumped on them early in the game, but they didn't go away. We didn't the job done on the defensive game, but we got it done in the second half."
Senior G Odyssey Sims
On taking on more team responsibility...
"It's challenging. I have to learn more spots and more plays. It's not that much different: as long as I'm leading my team I'm doing fine."
Junior F Sune Agbuke
On starting the second half with back-to-back field goals...
"We talked about posts stepping up at up halftime and we knew it was really important to get us going because we weren't being very offensively efficient."
On the team's defense in second half...
"I just think we came out with more energy and more will than in the first half."
NORTHWESTERN STATE POSTGAME QUOTES
Head Coach Brooke Stoehr
On Odyssey Sims...
"There's not a lot to say that is wrong about her game. She does a fantastic job on both ends of the floor and carries herself the right way. She has great command of the basketball on the court and really leads them in every aspect of the game."
On success in the first half...
"I thought we did a very good job of reading defenses and just playing loose and fearless. Our kids did a great job of having an attack mentality and not being too passive."
On Baylor coming out hot in second half...
"It's called a Kim Mulkey halftime speech. Having played for her and knowing who she is and the competitor that she is, we knew those kids would come out and play great in the second half."
On Baylor's future...
"They have tremendous talent and are very young. When this team figures it out defensively, they are going to be very tough with their length and athleticism, combined with the scoring that they have. When [Coach Mulkey] gets them playing defense, like I know she will, then they will be a very tough team to beat come March."