Nov. 26, 2010

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Oklahoma Head Coach Sherri Coale
On the game:
“I wanted to see improvement (from the last game versus Fresno State) in the substitutes in the last 10 minutes of the game and that is what is foremost on my mind right now. A lot of really good stuff happened before that, but that was the key-- to see if those young guys to learn from that. I was proud of every one of them, I thought everybody contributed. Our bigs all showed great efficiency and 26 assists is a pretty good night. I just thought there were a lot of really, really good things. I’m really proud of the finish and how hard we competed down the stretch.”

On UTPA:
“They’re very athletic. When [Bianca Torre] plays the way she did tonight, they’re going to beat a bunch of people. I don’t know who could guard her -- we couldn’t stay in front of her. We finally went to no-catch with Danielle [Robinson]. Danielle did a really good job of trying to limit her touches and wore her down a bit, trying to make her work to get the ball. That’s what we had to do to keep her out of the middle of the lane. She’ll be a handful. People in their league would not like to see her coming.”

Oklahoma Sophomore Forward Joanna McFarland
Thoughts on OU freshman Aaryn Ellenberg:
“She is so smooth with the ball. She is always calm. My biggest thing is that I’m always sped up, with her, she is always smooth, has a rhythm. She is very comfortable and you can see it.”

On Oklahoma’s guard play:
“Makes it really easy for a post player when you have guards like I’m playing with ... because they can punch and all I have to do is seal out a cover down and I have a wide open layup. They know when to give me the ball and when not to. They are quick as anything, so nobody can stay in front of them. All of them have their unique qualities, but it is great. I’ve never played with guards as good as these players right now.”

On improvements for the rest of the weekend:
“We are working on our unit, unity, team unity and we are trying to get better as a team every game.”

Oklahoma Freshman Guard Aaryn Ellenberg
On offensive adjustments as a freshman:
“My teammates are doing a great job of setting me up for every shot I get. I think I am just feeling a lot more comfortable every game. So that is pretty much how that is.”

On what to improve with the remaining games this weekend:
“Taking care of that ball -- that’s what we need to do -- and rebounding -- that is what I need to work on. We just need to work on ourselves. Our turnovers, our boxing out, and everything else that goes with that.