Game Two Women's Basketball Pac-10 Tournament Post-Game Quotes: Washington vs. Oregon State

March 11, 2010


Oregon State Post-Game Quotes

Oregon State Head Coach LaVonda Wagner

 On beating Washington for the first time this season
“We were very happy that we beat a very good basketball team tonight, a team that had beaten us twice and beat us pretty handily last week. We just made our mind up that we were going to do the things that we needed to do to get the result that we wanted.”

 On being down 22-2 in the first half
“We were trying way too hard and we were tight.”

 On her remarks at halftime
“We talked about the goals we had set for ourselves with these 40 minutes of basketball. We talked about ‘it’s March, and in March the game belongs to the players.’”

 Oregon State senior guard Julie Futch

 On playing tough defense at the end of the game
“In the first half we came out a little timid. We just had to fix that in the second half. We communicated a little bit better in the second half and that gave us a lot of stops.”

 Washington Post-Game Quotes

Washington Head Coach Tia Jackson

On seeing Washington’s season come to an end
“We’ve done so many things this year to progress as a team and continue to get better. This is a really tough note to end on.”

 On the contributions of her seniors
 “More than anything, it’s important that I take this time to thank our seniors for the tremendous effort they’ve given us all year and the leadership in so many ways. We’re looking forward to making them proud next year.”

 On the different defensive looks they saw tonight
 “They’re known to be more of a man-to-man team. We were anticipating a little bit more zone today and they showed it to us, but I’m not quite sure that we were attacking it the way that we wanted to.”

 On the lessons her team should take from tonight’s game
“We’ve got to remember what our signature is, and it’s defense. We need that energy, and if we can continue to bring that every night, it’s going to be tough for anybody we face.”

 Washington senior guard/forward Sami Whitcomb

On how Oregon State got back in the game after Washington’s fast start
“I think we got a little bit complacent early on with our lead and we didn’t keep up our energy and I think that’s what let them back in the game.”

 Washington sophomore guard/forward Kristi Kingma

On seeing Washington’s season come to an end
“It’s disappointing because we felt such a family with this team and who knows if we’re ever going to get to play together again.”


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