Oregon 64, Washington 50

March 5, 2005

Oregon Head Coach Bev Smith

On the game:
'We are very proud of our team in today's performance. It feels really good to sit up here after a win atthe Pac-10 tournament.'

'I take my hat off to Washington, I thought theyplayed very tough. I know they had a quickturnaround. They are a team that really battles.'

'They knew the importance of this game, of not onlybeating Washington to advance in the Pac-10tournament, but as well to keep our momentum going andto ensure the possibility of a NCAA berth.'

On Pac-10 standings:
'We needed to win this game, for us and to show thatthe Pac-10 standings were appropriate.'

Oregon C, Andrea Bills

On scoring points in the paint:
'That was the game plan. We had our teammates, theguards on the outside looking for us to post inside.We were working really hard'

'They did a very good job all game of collapsing onme.'

Oregon F, Cathrine Kraayeveld

On scoring points in the paint:
'Our outside shots weren't really falling, we figuredthat out and started penetrating.'

On emotions about how the season is ending'Nice way to go out, we have a lot of confidence thatwe can get into the NCAA tournament.'

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