We came out a little flat, and they (Carrizozo) were ready to go. There were some back-door cuts and things that we weren't exactly ready for, and they countered our quickness well. But we did a good job of pressuring the ball and spreading them out, and our energy was real good in the third quarter.
He (Mathis) did a good job adjusting. I thought that even if he jumped, that Quincy would be able to get in front of him. Well he (Mathis) made a good play; he jumped around him. And that ended the game.
Considering the conditions and how bad it really was I thought the girls did a good job of executing at the plate. Our defense just got comfortable when they made the errors. We stopped being aggressive.
They've had an abundance of talent in the state of Louisiana, and Nick did a good job of keeping it in-state. So I'm envious in some ways, in thatÃ‚Â [Miles] isÃ‚Â walking in to all that talent. But I'm not envious in other ways -- everyone's going to be picking them to win the conference, and no one's picked that right in years.
They'll participate more. They are playing better and practicing harder. In different setups they help us; Auburn does a good job running the ball and after that they pass it, but the main thing is both of them have been getting them better at practicing.
We work on that a lot in practice. We have players on the bench and coaches always watching the other team to see where the holes are. Allison Clarke is doing a really good job of reading more and making anticipation plays.
I'm pretty sure their coach got on them in the first half, telling them, 'Get out there, get on them, don't allow any open looks,' and they did a good job of that. They were able to stop a part of our offense that was going for us in the first half.
I think the hardest thing is to come in and learn all of our team principles on the defensive end. He's done a really good job and shown he can defend at this level, which means you can play. It doesn't matter if you can make shots if you can't defend; being a shooting guard at this level, you can't play.
We've had some good wins, and I thought we did a good job against Iowa and Iowa State. We need to make another jump. We have to become a consistent offensive team. We have to score from the outside on a consistent basis and not just rely on getting the ball inside to score.
At this point, you should go with the majors. Now is the time to stick with your large, name-brand charities. Someone who did a good job with the tsunami effort is probably prepared to do a good job in New Orleans and Mississippi.