December 2, 2004
Oregon State Head Coach Judy Spoelstra Quotes (OSU vs. Creighton - December 2, 2004)
On the game overall:
'There were a lot of great stops and hustle plays right down to the wire. They'll learn from this and we'll use this to work hard for our next game.'
On Creighton's team:
'They are a very good 3-point shooting team. We defended them well in the first half . . . I wanted to tighten the defense up in the second half and cut off their threes.'
On the close finish:
'We wouldn't have been in that situation without Casey's (Bunn) hustle and rebounds tonight.'
Quotes from Creighton Head Coach Jim Flanery
On the win:
'The way we did was extremely gratifying, because we lost our three best players to foul trouble, and Janis only played 17 minutes, I thought we dug in, in the second half defensively. We out-rebounded them by one, and we are not a good rebounding team - we struggle down the stretch, but we kept getting stops and rebounds.'
On Laura Spanheimer's game (scored 31 points on 10-of-11 shooting):
'She usually averages about 12, but she's a great player, and a dream to coach. She's the two-time Defensive Player of the Year in our league, and she means so much to our team in term of just getting us into what we need to do.'
On coming to Oregon State and getting a win:
'I just told our team, we beat a Pac-10 team on the road and our three best scorers fouled out. If you would have told me the lineup we had at the end of the game tonight was going to be out there, and find a way to win, I would of said that means a lot.'