Postgame Quotes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 23, 2013

Feb. 23, 2013

  Head Coach Sherri Coale

On where the Sooners struggled the most:
"Giving up offensive rebounds. That's the statistic that tells the tale. You can survive not shooting real well if you're not giving other teams extra possessions. They got 19 extra shots. 19 offensive rebounds. It's hard to win, especially on the road."

On the Cowgirls' mindset heading into tonight:
"I don't know that I expected the TCU game to factor in any way, shape or form. When the two of us play, you can throw everything out the window. It's a rivalry game."

On early-season injuries affecting substition ability:
"It's tough. I hope that there aren't any more years like this. I hope that there aren't any teams that have to lose four of their best seven players before conference play even starts. We sure shouldn't have to go through it again. It's just one of those tough things that it is what it is. We've played through it for two months. We know that our margin of error is really thin, really small, and that everyone has to show up and fight and stay focused, and when they're not you call timeout and yell and scream and turn a cartwheel and do what you can. At some point, people have to make decisions."

On the Sooners' next game against Baylor:
"We have to regroup and go compete. We really competed against Baylor at their place, and that's what I want our guys to do. They're obviously an incredibly talented team, they're incredibly deep, and we've got a week of conference play left, and we've got to attack and play the way we know we can play, and get ourselves into the Big 12 Tournament and see what happens."

  Junior G Morgan Hook

On the start of the second half:
"We didn't come out with the fight we had in the first half. We just kind of came out there and thought it was going to fall into our hands, and we didn't start the game with that same fire we had in the middle of the first half."

On why the Sooners struggled:
"It was the offensive boards, just like [Coach Coale] said. We would stop them, and then they'd get an and-1 from an offensive rebound and that's where it all started."

  Junior G Aaryn Ellenberg

On the Sooners' overall performance:
"I thought we fought the first half. We were down, we got ourselves in a bad spot, and we came back from that. Offensive rebounds, and not being ready defensively, and just a lot of things came together that we didn't respond to, and they hit us. It was all us. We could have controlled everything that happened there, but we didn't."



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