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Ann Strother Quotes

Ann Strother
It's definitely different having to go somewhere for the first time, not being at home for the first two games. But that's kind of exciting, too. No matter where you play, no matter who you're playing against, it's tournament time and that's always fun.
Ann Strother
#Games

Ann Strother
I think as a player, you look at it the opposite way, too. You say, 'I wouldn't have been a part of it if it hadn't been for him.' I think that's the way we all look at it. We're fortunate to have played for him. I think it's awesome. You have to go through a certain amount of years [to be eligible], but it's something that he could have and should have had earlier.
Ann Strother
#Opposite

Ann Strother
It took some time to get going, but for the final 15-20 minutes, it looked like Connecticut basketball. That was really good to see. That play [when Wolff hit the three] was one of the high points.
Ann Strother
#Basketball

Ann Strother
To play like that in front of so many people who have made the program what it is, you just want to go jump in a hole.
Ann Strother
#People

Ann Strother
Oh, I'm planning on it. I'm playing. I mean, I just figure I would. I really don't think it's that big a deal. I don't feel it when I'm walking. Some days are better than others.
Ann Strother
#Planning

Ann Strother
Anytime you have a point guard who can get in there and draw a lot of defense and kick it, it makes it easy on the shooters. She?s really matured a lot from last year. I think she realizes now how important she is in our offense and what abilities she really has to make everything work.
Ann Strother
#Defense

Ann Strother
Sometimes you're just going to have games like that for whatever reason. And just for us to be able to kind of push through it and tough it out, it's definitely a good sign. It's a sign of maturity for our team.
Ann Strother
#Games

Ann Strother
That's just something we've been focused on doing, coming out, giving it our all. Just knowing that it's the end of four years, we want to make the most of every situation.
Ann Strother
#Giving

Ann Strother
I think this is a crucial time. I don't think it's something that you can just look past to just get through it. I think right now is a time when we really need to come together and figure out who we are and what we need to be to go into the second half of the season.
Ann Strother
#Past

Ann Strother
That's something that Coach was harping on (during the break) at practice. We didn't have a game for like 11 days, but those days at practice, that's all we were doing, just running and pushing the ball in transition and trying to get more points off transition.
Ann Strother
#Practice

Ann Strother
I think she?s really coming into who she can really be and I think that?s a big reason why coach has been so hard on her, he?s seen the talent in her. For her to play like this, she just took it all on her back tonight and got us a win.
Ann Strother
#Reason

Ann Strother
It's really frustrating, even more so as a friend, because you want to see her have success. But to her credit, everything she's done, she's done on her own. She's really grown and been able to forget about mistakes and play without those inhibitions.
Ann Strother
#Success

Ann Strother
I think he?s always acted like a Hall of Fame coach.
Ann Strother
#Fame

Ann Strother
She?s definitely frustrated about not being able to play as many minutes in practice and in games as she would like to, but I think she?s handling it really well. As long as she just stays positive, like she is, and does as much as she can, that?s all we can ask for. Right now, we?re just going by how she feels day to day and hoping that her knee feels good for the end of the year.
Ann Strother
#Games

Ann Strother
I think when something like that happens you just kind of have to play through other people. You kind of feed off of them and just hope to get back and find yourself somehow. So that's what I tried to do and finally I feel like I'm kind of coming back.
Ann Strother
#People

Ann Strother
It was embarrassing to the program, to everyone that's played here, to the name on our jersey. They just came in and walked all over us and we didn't do anything about it.
Ann Strother
#Embarrassing

Ann Strother
When you think back to our freshmen year, it was kind of like, if anyone got off the bench and got in, you wanted to see them do as much as they could. It's just awesome to see.
Ann Strother
#Bench

Ann Strother
It's execution on our part. The fact we scored 12 points in the second half pretty much sums it up. We need to get back to working on executing and taking care of every little detail.
Ann Strother
#Execution

Ann Strother
I don't know what it is. I think we have to really focus a lot more and everyone has to pay attention to detail and really kind of buckle down and make sure we do everything.
Ann Strother
#Focus

Ann Strother
Brittany's really the only true post that we have on this team, someone that's just a big force inside. So anytime we get her in the game it kind of adds another dimension.
Ann Strother
#Force

Ann Strother
Monday's game means nothing if we hadn't won tonight. There were a lot of emotions coming out of the ceremony, but when it was time to play, everyone was ready to go.
Ann Strother
#Emotions

Ann Strother
I'm definitely fortunate to be in that situation and have that opportunity. I was really lucky to come in as a freshman and play right away. Probably sometimes I didn't deserve to be out there.
Ann Strother
#Opportunity

Ann Strother
If I were in Duke's position, I wouldn't think anything of it. The goals are still the same. You have to stay focused. And I think they'll be just as focused.
Ann Strother
#Goals

Ann Strother
The meeting was significant. We were at a point in the season where we wanted the responsibility and needed to let coach know that, good or bad, we're making it our responsibility.
Ann Strother
#Responsibility

Ann Strother
She's more experienced. If you look back at some of the mistakes that she made earlier in the season, she's not making those kind of mistakes any more. Having played in the North Carolina game, having played in the Rutgers game, against a team like Georgia she's going to face some quick guards again and she's going to be ready this time I think.
Ann Strother
#Mistakes

Ann Strother
Knowing that we were two points from being in Boston (is tough).
Ann Strother
#Boston

Ann Strother
It's hard, because you're just coming off the season and having to move on. There's so many different emotions. I'm just going to do the most I can and do all the things I'm capable of, and at the same time have some fun with it.
Ann Strother
#Emotions

Ann Strother
It?s just an unbelievable experience. To come into it and have no idea where you?re going to go and find out within minutes, I think it?s really exciting. I can?t wait.
Ann Strother
#Experience

Ann Strother
It?s hard to explain the situation and how you?re feeling because there?s so many different emotions and you have no control over it. So you feel useless really, like there?s nothing you can do, but it?s exciting.
Ann Strother
#Emotions

Ann Strother
She's a tough competitor, fun to be around. She's just a gym rat.
Ann Strother
#Fun