March 22, 2003

2003 NCAA Women's Basketball First and Second Rounds
Lloyd Noble Center - Norman, Okla.
Host: University of Oklahoma

March 22, 2003

Head Coach Joe McKeown
"We're excited about tomorrow night. This time of year is a lot of fun. I think our kids are really excited about making a run at the NCAA tournament. We're really proud of our tradition in women's basketball."

On George Washington's seed:
"When we first saw it we were kind of disappointed. Unless you're a No. 1 seed you play someone good anyway. The brackets are done and you're not going to change them."

On Ugo Oha:
"In my opinion she has become one of the dominant centers in college basketball. She just works so hard this last summer and in the fall on her offense. She has worked really hard on her durability and strength. I'm glad she's on my team. She can't walk to class without being double-teamed. To me the sign of a great player is someone who makes their team better."

On Oklahoma:
"I think they've done a terrific job when you think of all the injuries they've overcome and the players they've lost to graduation. They're a tough team to play, if you shut down one player they seem to have other options."

On coaching at OU:
"You are always are thankful. I was an assistant here in 1983. It opened up my career and was a great experience for me to be here. I got an opportunity to really develop as a coach. We got to the Sweet 16 in 1986 where we beat Vanderbilt. I'm just really proud of the players we got a chance to coach here."

Junior Center Ugo Oha

On losing in the Atlantic 10 Tournament:
"I think taking that loss earlier really opened our eyes. I think we would have rather had that loss during conference play than during the Atlantic 10 Tournament."

On being double-teamed:
"I kind of like it. I don't understand why teams would double-team us, we have good outside shooters."