NCAA Tournament Press Conference quotes

March 20, 2009

LOS ANGELES -

California head coach Joanne Boyle

On defending the 3-point threat of Fresno State

'Just playing in the Pac-10, we have a lot of great three point shooting teams.Playing USC last week it kind of presented that problem to us. But we worked on itthis week and I think you just got to play it as a chess match a little bit; be ableto get out there and defend the three.'

On California's game-plan for Fresno State

'We are going to move the ball around a lot and get good touches, work to getone-on-one touches. We are just going to do a combination of different things.'

On California's lack of depth down the stretch

'It's tournament time. Everybody is playing 5, 6, 7 kids, you look at tournamenttime and everyone is playing that many kids. Nobody is worrying about tired legs.Nobody is feeling sorry for you. Everyone is throwing their best game at you andyou just have to be prepared and be ready to play.'

California forward/center Ashley Walker

On first round match-up with Fresno State

'We are excited to be here. We are ready to play. It's great that it is a gym wehave played in during the season, last week and the week before that. We have hadour ups and downs, but you have to let that go and move on to the next part of theseason. The next most important game is Saturday.'

'It was a close game, so I am sure it will be a close game again here. It is goingto be a good game and we are just excited about being on the floor.'

California forward/center Devanei Hampton

On first round match-up with Fresno State

'We are all just amped up and ready to play.'

'It's tournament time, we are about business.'

California guard Alexis Gray-Lawson

On first round match-up with Fresno State

'It was definitely a great travel for us, our family and friends get to come andsupport us. We are just very excited to be here and be in this situation that weare in.'

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