Feb. 5, 2002
#4/3 Oklahoma, 69, #10/12 Baylor, 60
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002
Lloyd Noble Center - Norman, Okla.
Oklahoma Head Coach Sherri Coale
On the Game:
"I thought it was an uncharacteristic shooting performance from our team. It was a tale of two halves. We got a lot of transition opportunities in the first half and, in the second half, it became a half court game where we pounded it inside which isn't very advantageous for us but we found a way to win. We got to the free throw line and I was pleased with our rebounding and our play down the stretch. It's a great win. Baylor is a very good team."
On OU Guard Rosalind Ross:
" I thought Roz (Rosalind Ross) did a great job on (Sheila) Lambert. She got in the middle of the paint way too many times in Waco. She's a great player and she's going to score. The important thing to do against her is to stay with the game plan and limit the amount of room that she has. Roz did really well and deserves a great deal of credit for containing Lambert and not fouling her and sending her to the free-throw line."
Oklahoma Senior Guard Stacey Dales
On Oklahoma's offense:
"I thought we had some great calls offensively and a few of our sets worked really well. Our coaches do a good job of recognizing what we needed to do with our execution. We've been working on that execution in practice and it has carried over. You need to be consistent when you play a team like Baylor."
On playing in the post:
"I love to play in that position. I want to contribute to this team in any way I can. They were in some foul trouble so it was more of an advantage for me to help out in the post."
Baylor Head Coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson
On the Game:
"It was a very good basketball game. At times it was a little sloppy. It is a tough loss to swallow for our team. I thought the difference in the game was free throws. They shot a lot more than we did and they made theirs."
On OU Guard Stacey Dales:
" This game showed why she is an All-American. When her team needs her she always comes through with a great performance. I have said before that she is the John Havlicek of women's basketball."
On the Rest of the Season:
"We're going to be alright. I told our team that we hung with the fourth ranked team in the nation on their home court, that shows that we are getting where we need to be."