Connecticut Locker Room Quotes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 01, 2002

Tamika Williams

On winning...
"It doesn't hit you till you get in here with everyone dancing and taking lots of pictures. We all know what it took to get here. It was the coaches who knew everything we had to go through. I didn't want it to be an easy game I wanted to make it a game. I am sure everyone enjoyed it and we made history."

On going 39-0...
"I won't believe the history or undefeated part until I am 35 or 36 years old and my kids are 7 or 8. I'll tell them that I played with some of the greatest players, like Sue Bird and Swin (Cash) and it was the best thing that ever happened to me. That is when it is going to be historic and everything."

On the one image from tonight's game...
"Winning. When there was 20 seconds left and the blocked shot happened, I kept screaming 'we got one more rebound, one more rebound.'

On being the greatest team ever...
"I don't think so. When you got players ahead of you, like Rebecca Lobo and Jennifer Rizzotti and Peggy (Walsh) and Meg Patterson, and players like that, you can't be the greatest. Are we up there with one of the best? Yes. Can we challenge one of the best teams? Yes. The game is moving so fast, there is going to be another four or five like us that is going to do some good for women's basketball."

Diana Taurasi

On being a part of the Connecticut team...
"You make decisions in life and you make them for a certain reason and this is the reason I have made it for. Everything has come true so far. I'm thrilled."

On being undefeated...
"We are not taking anything away from the 35-0 team. For what we did and the talent we had, it is an incredible thing. We are not taking anything away from Jamelle (Elliott), they open the door for us."

On isolation play with 1:31 left in the game...
"He knew I wanted it, especially after I struggled the whole game. He knew I wanted it and that I was going to make something happen. I took it to the lane and no one collapsed, so I just said let's power it up there. I got hit and it went in."



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