Game Six Post-Game Quotes: UCLA vs. Oregon State

March 12, 2010


UCLA Head Coach Nikki Caldwell

 

On her team’s NCAA Tournament chances

“I would hope that our name would be called on Monday. I think they’ve done what they needed to do in the Pac-10 regular season.”

 

On her team’s level of execution

“The team that showed up today, I told them in the locker room, I hope they don’t show up tomorrow because I think the outcome would not be in our favor.”

 

On what her team needs to do to avoid letdowns

 “We’ve got to find that leader that when adversity hits, we’re able to overcome those lulls that we have within our offensive execution.”

 

UCLA sophomore forward Jasmine Dixon

 

On her willingness to play in the post for Caldwell

“I’ll do whatever she needs me to do. I am an undersized post player, but if she needs me to get in there and bang with the best post players in the country, that’s what I’m going to do.”

 

UCLA senior guard Erica Tukiainen

 

On what UCLA needs to do better

“We have to execute our own game plan, play Bruin basketball and focus on what we can do the best and what we can control.”

 

On tomorrow night’s showdown with USC

“I think it’s going to be really competitive. We beat ‘SC at our place, they beat us over here, so we have some unfinished business.”

 

 

Oregon State Head Coach LaVonda Wagner

On UCLA:

“We played a team on a mission tonight.”

 

On her team’s performance against UCLA:

“There were times in that 40-minute period that we showed some fight, and we were able to cut into their lead.”

 

On her team’s overall performance in the tournament:

“We really got late starts in both games that we played here this weekend.”

 

On getting the ball inside:

“We didn’t get enough touches in the paint. When we did get those touches, that was when we were able to make those runs.”

 

 

 

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