Nov. 19, 1999
Head Coach Sherri Coale
On the 23-7 Arizona run in the second half "A number of things happened. It got to be a real physical game and when it's allowed to be real physical in the paint and we're covering two 6-4 players, then we are going to struggle there. That's where most of their points came from during that stretch. We turned it over at times and got really frustrated and had to call a couple of timeouts and get it together."
Free Throw Performance:
"We did not knock down open shots and a lot of our frustration steamed from our inability to make free throws. We live and die by that free throw line. We get there so often and that's been strength of our game and we didn't get there as often tonight and we didn't convert when we got there. I don't know if I've ever seen LaNeishea Caufield going 0-5. She didn't make one until about two-minutes left in the game. That's really unlike LaNeishea."
"We didn't shoot the ball real well and that is kind of what happened in that little lull there in the zone. We got good shots. We got good looks at the baskets."
"I thought our first half was outstanding, I really do. I think our freshmen really needed this first game, especially JJ (Jadrea Seeley). Caton (Hill) was fantastic and her fouling out in the second half hurt us, especially rebounding. She is such a strong rebounder, she can make big plays and make things happen. JJ was really, really nervous. She played like a freshman in the first half. She missed some assignment and defensive transition."
"We were not able to have our best five players on the floor when we needed them in crunch time."