It's obviously our perimeter play Ã¢â‚¬â€ we're not taking care of the ball. And it's pretty much a widespread disease for us. She (Davenport) is going to get the number of points she got. But we've got to come back down the floor and score.
Fans in Mackey Arena this year will be treated to some unbelievable basketball, ... We plan on putting our best foot forward night-in and night-out. We want and expect to win, and we know we'll have to be at the top of our game each time we take the court.
It said a lot about our kids in the second half. If we can carry the second half into the NCAA Tournament, I think we can play with anyone. It's 64 teams and four will end up in Boston and we feel like we have as good a chance as anybody.
It means so much to be playing at home. We have such an outstanding fan base for women's basketball in West Lafayette and Lafayette, and I hope folks will come out and see eight outstanding teams in Mackey Arena.
The communication between them is often silent ? just a movement or an expression. They really feed off each other and know each other like the back of their hand. It's been fun to watch two kids that are so different really become close as teammates.
That was the big question from the media so I guess I had to talk about it. I don't think it was me harping on it but when there is something not going well that seems to be the focus. It wasn't always pretty, but this team has found a way to win.
I was really pleased with our presence on defense down the stretch. I thought we had a lot more energy and a lot more pop in our step. (Missouri State) is a great little team and came in playing freely, but once we got going I thought we were fine.
I felt Nikki was trying to take over the game when they were up six. The thing we were able to do was put a few more inches on Nikki down the stretch, wall her off and contest the 3. That helped us, thank goodness.