Nov. 10, 2010

Recap |  Notes

 

Oklahoma Head Coach Sherri Coale
On the game:
“Once again I was really proud with our kids' effort. They played extremely hard for all 40 minutes.   For everybody who went in, for whatever the situation was when they went in the game, I really liked our effort.  I love how this team gets after loose balls. It’s really hard to get six new players to buy into that this early in the season and I think the credit for the fact that they have belongs to the seniors and Whitney (Hand), as a captain, as well, in demanding them and expecting it from them on a daily basis.  I love that. Those are intangible things that really are going to help us as we go into the stretch of early pre-conference play.”

On the team’s ability to rebound:
“We’ve got to be better.   I thought our block-outs tonight were better than they were against Oklahoma Christian.  To tell you the truth, and I told the team in the locker room, I can’t tell you why the rebounding margin was as tight as it was.  I really don’t know because I thought we were better than we were last week, so I will have to watch the tape.  But that will be a work in progress for a while.”

On Jasmine Hartman’s shot selection:
“I think we’ve been watching too much (Rajon) Rondo film.  She’s just passing them up and passing them up, but she’s growing in her confidence.  She just has so much confidence in her ability to put the ball on the floor and go by you, but that’s the first thing she tries, so sometimes she’s passing up those 10-12 foot jumpers.  But her shot is much smoother and much more consistent than it was last year.”

Oklahoma Senior Guard Danielle Robinson
On playing along side freshmen in the backcourt:
“I think that it is great to have Aaryn [Ellenberg] to come in in June, along with the other freshmen, to get use to how she plays. I think she plays hard. Her speed is something that you want in the backcourt and her ability to get a shot off is extremely quick. I think that she is above what a freshman player is already. I’m excited about what she can do this season.”

On her having zero assists in tonight’s game:
“I think it is just getting used to new people and making better decisions. I think that a lot of my turnovers game tonight came from passing up open shots and ... me slowing down and making an extra pass. I think that is something that will be fixed.  The system will work itself out. I’m confident in our shooters and our post players finishing under the rim.”

Oklahoma Freshman Guard Morgan Hook
On her comfort level:
“I feel a lot more comfortable (in games) than I do in practices. I don’t know why, but practices, I feel like my mind is going a hundred miles an hour. But during the games I feel really calm. I know Danielle, she always has to tell me to calm down, you’ve got the shot. So I look to her to keep my head during the game.”

On if she has as much confidence with her inside game as she does shooting 3-pointers:
“I feel really confident with the penetration. I know that when the defense comes out, I’ve always got someone in that spot to fill and pass to if needed.”