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Baylor, North Dakota Postgame Quotes
Dec. 5, 2017

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8/9 BAYLOR 105 (8-1), NR/NR NORTH DAKOTA 43 (4-3)
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
Attendance: 4,788


Baylor Head Coach Kim Mulkey
On the versatility in the lineup…
“I thought the guards we had could play significant minutes together. I thought they did a really good job, I thought they were active in the man and zone defense. I thought they moved well together and when you play zone you can run with it and get some transition baskets. The players’ conditioning has to come from the game. If you’re in a game setting, this is our opportunity to work on our zone. And for the most part we did well with several lineups we had out there.”

On the flow of the game…
“We started off sloppy, and we addressed it, we talked about it before the game. You try as best as you can to avoid it, but after the first four minutes we finally got on track and started getting in a flow.

On Kristy Wallace’s performance at PG…
“Her solid performance on both ends of the floor, she took care of the ball, she was active defensively, and she did it tonight. She plays with so much energy that sometimes she tries to do too much. As a senior, you want her to be a great leader and captain. I couldn’t be any happier for a young lady.”

On Natalie Chou’s play in the post…
“Natalie has had to play just about every position on the floor. She has enough size that she can really do any position. At some point in games during this year it will be an advantage for us. What Didi [Richards] lacks is Chou’s shot, she doesn’t have the experience Chou has. Didi is scrappy, we’ll let her be a slasher and let her play that way.”



On Alexis Morris getting more minutes…
“She’s done well for a freshman. I don’t care who you play. When your point guards have one turnover, total, I like that. It adds to her confidence, she’s a special player and she’s really helping our basketball team.”

Sophomore Natalie Chou
On her double-double…
“We knew some of the guards would have to play post and we were prepared for that. I’ve practiced with post a couple of times during the year, and it was great during the game to go through what I’ve practiced.”

Kristy Wallace
On playing zone…
“It was different, Coach Mulkey doesn’t like playing the zone. It was a bit different tonight, but I think we executed well.”

On the lack of turnovers…
“It’s a big deal to take care of the ball, it’s something I aim for every game. I try to take care of it and get it to my teammates where they want it and where they’re most comfortable with it.


UND Head Coach Travis Brewster
Opening Statement…
“Thought we established ourselves very well at the start of the game. When you are playing this type of team, obviously they are number eight in the country for a reason, and we learned that today. They are physical, fast and strong and that’s something that I told my team. When you are playing a team like Baylor, you’ve got to make it clear to your players to just improve every moment you are out there on the floor. This is great for our program, overall. It’s all about building and that’s what we have to remember.”

On Baylor’s adjustments…
“They did a number of things. Coach Mulkey did a few substitutions, which I thought was big. They went with a lot of guards and so Chou was playing more of a power forward spot and they were doing a lot of pick and pop and we lost her a few times. Then they cranked up the tempo, which I thought they did a great job of that with attacking the rim.”

On matching up with Natalie Chou
“Well you know everyone worries about her three-point shot, but you know she is six feet tall and that’s a big guard. So now you move her to that power forward spot with that shot and it makes it hard. We talked about that in the timeout and just did a poor job of adjusting.”

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