Postgame Quotes - USC vs. Washington

March 6, 2004

Head Coach June Daugherty:
'We feel like we beat a very good team. USC is outstanding, a lot of talent,their kids played hard. I think defensively we got after it today and itmade the difference. We tried to get out and pressure the basketball as muchas we could to kept those open looks from their outstanding front line andall their players. We were able to have some success with it and we areexcited about that. It's one down, and we are already looking forward towhomever we play tomorrow.'

Giuliana Mendiola
Comments on playing the best against USC:
'USC plays very physical and intense. I love challenges and they definitelychallenged me. They are very athletic and they pick me up full court. It isnot one of my strengths to try and go by people, but I think they just bringthe best out of me. Our team brings the best out of them because every timewe play them, it's a battle. And we love battles. It's fun.'

Andrea Lalum
Comments on an open three pointer at the 4:00 mark:
'They were trying to pressure us and they were picking us up full. My roleon the full court press is to just hang out in the back and get ready toshoot. And that is what I do. Ebony (Hoffman) just went up and tried todouble Cameo (Hicks) to pick her off and I just waited back. That is justhow the press is set up. We will go up and double the guard coming off andI'll just hang back. I just have to go ball side and it worked out prettygood. We settled down and we worked really well.'

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