Postgame Quotes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 03, 2014

Oklahoma Head Coach Sherri Coale
On the game:
“Strangest game I have ever been a part of. I was really proud of our fight in the second half. The freshmen came in and fought and did some really good things in some difficult circumstances and they kept their head and showed a lot of grit.”

On how her team contributed to the loss:
“There was never any rhythm in the game whatsoever. We got discombobulated at the beginning and never really were able to get any rhythm. Again, I thought these guys fought. Morgan (Hook) was a warrior the whole time. As far as contributing to the misfortune, we shot ourselves in the foot a lot. We turned it over repeatedly in the second half and got it cut to 8 or 9 and turned it over. We had a defensive miscue by running out on a non-shooter and leaving a shooter open. That’s young guys trying to survive in the midst of a tough situation. In the first half we missed some open shots and threw it away. We were careless. I don’t think the post had the presence that they had in the last couple of games. Maybe that was the fear of getting another foul.”

On T’ona Edwards running the point with Morgan Hook at the shooting guard:
“It was fine. It was just what we needed to do and had to do. Morgan morphed through and played the 4 for a little. She did everything and ran every position on the floor just because of the crazy lineups we had.”

On if the success after Ellenberg and Campbell found out gives them more options going forward:
“I think that’s the options we have been looking at all year. Those were rotational things, aside from playing Kay Kay (Kaylon Williams) and Nic (Nicole Griffin) extended periods together, which is obviously not a good thing because many of our defensive deficiencies came from them being tired. They need to be able to sub each other. While those combinations are good and they look really good on paper, in actuality, possession follows possession, follows possession, they turn out not to be so good sometimes. It’s a mixed bag but what I found is that Gioya Carter is not afraid, T’ona Edwards is not afraid, these guys are going to keep swinging, keep fighting, and give you a chance to win games.”

Oklahoma Senior Guard Morgan Hook
On continuing to fight in the second half after having key players foul out:
“There is not really much to say. I’m proud of the ones that came in and stepped up. When our two best scorers went out of the game we didn’t cower down and lose by 40, we came back and kept fighting.”

On finding a flow in the game:
“It was really just one possession at a time, worrying about getting a stop and then worrying about scoring. It was really just being focused in the moment.”

On playing multiple positions in the second half:
“I went wherever they needed me to go for each possession.”

Oklahoma Freshman Guard Gioya Carter
On stepping up her game as of late:
“I was just tired of playing like a freshman. Whatever my team wants me to do, I am going to fight and help them out.”

Baylor Head Coach Kim Mulkey
On the game:
“I felt we were focused. I thought we came out and set the tone at the beginning of the game. I thought Makenzie Robertson had some shots and Odyssey (Sims) distributed the ball. I felt our post players rebounded the ball well. Imani Wright shot the ball well. Post players had double figure rebounds. It’s a good win.”

On Odyssey Sims:
“We are a much better and much improved team than we were three months ago. Yes, Odyssey is our catalyst but Odyssey can pass the ball and whip it to anyone she sees open. She doesn’t mind doing it with everyone. How many times did you see her distribute the ball tonight? She’s just a special talent.”

Baylor Senior Guard Odyssey Sims
On distributing the ball:
“I see everything on the court. I just see open teammates and I try to get the ball to them as much as possible.”

On freshman guard Imani Wright:
“She’s coming along every day in practice and getting better each game. I think she values her minutes when she goes in and that’s what we need from a bench player.



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