Jan. 20, 2008
Final Stats |
OKLAHOMA HEAD COACH SHERRI COALE
On the game:
"I thought Baylor played extremely well. Thought (Angela) Tisdale just completely managed the game, took it over and ran in the way she wanted to go. I knew she was a terrific guard coming in. She and (Rachel) Allison were the heart and soul of the game. I think both played extremely well today and just outplayed us."
On the frustration of not getting a defensive stop:
"It was very frustrating. It just felt like we couldn't quite get to the top of the hill. We were just one run away every time. We have to be able to guard people. That's something that we addressed and something we continued to address and continue to work on.
"They just shot exceptionally well when we had 16 or 17 more field goal attempts that they did. They were very efficient. They knocked down open shots when they were open. They made some that were very contestant. I don't think any of us expected (Rachel) Allison to open the game with two 3s, but she did. She made those plays and (Angela) Tisdale was just great down the stretch."
On the team's 3-point abilities:
"I don't think you have to make more. We had a lot of good shots. An open shot is an open shot. You get great shots -- shots that guys can make on a regular basis. I don't think it becomes so much about the 3-point line. Eight is probably a decent number for us, one of eight is not. One six for Jenna (Plumley) is not. And, if you look at our guys that are supposed to make those 3s, percentages on the season are not good. Other guys are trying to make plays and jumpers in the lanes -- we're getting those. We're getting some good shots."
OKLAHOMA JUNIOR CENTER COURTNEY PARIS
On physical play of the game:
"I just go out and try to play. Teams our going to be physical, that is the way it is and I like it, too. We just have to be physical back."
On defense of Danielle Wilson:
"She tried to tighten things up a little bit and play physical and they made some adjustments. It took me a while to get around them."
On playing Baylor:
"Yeah, its two great teams and its always a great game. We just let it go in the second half."
OKLAHOMA FRESHMAN GUARD DANIELLE ROBINSON
On guarding Angela Tisdale:
"I fell it is very difficult to guard (Angela) Tisdale. She is a great player, she is athletic and quick. It seemed she knocked down every shot she took tonight. I am not that happy with the way I played defensively. Like I said, she is a great player."
On how her game is improving:
"Just being more confident and just learning each game. We see a lot of styles of play by guarding different guards and different posts and learning how people play against us."
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BAYLOR HEAD COACH KIM MULKEY
On the game...
"It was just a victory that we need to pile on to play for a championship in the Big 12. This game is a game of streaks. Some years you have better teams and you beat a team for two or three years in a row. They have had a better team than us. Lets give Oklahoma credit, they have had the better team. It doesn't mean that some of the games didn't go down to the wire, or some weren't blowouts, but I always believe in giving my opponents credit. They have just had our number. I am very, very proud of this bunch."
On being able to make plays down the stretch...
"We are hard to guard. Who are you going to stop? How do you know who is going to shoot the next shot for Baylor? A lot of teams you can focus on who is going to get the next touch or what kind of shot they are going to be looking for; however, we are a team that is multi-faceted. We have perimeter shooters, drivers, post players and rebounders. We had four players in double figures once again and just battled the whole game. Courtney Paris, I mean how in the world do you block her out? We are in there battling with two people and doing the best we can and she just made it tough on us."
On Danielle Wilson's second half defense...
"At halftime I challenged her to just toughen up and bite her tongue. I asked her what I could say to her to ... make her mad, because she has the size and the body and I just wanted her to get aggressive. You are not going to guard any player with as much physical presence in this league as the Paris twins have. She had a great second half."
On Angela Tisdale's performance...
"She hit some clutch shots with the ball in her hand with the game on the line. I thought dishing the ball she was great. The scoring, I expect from Angela. What she did today in the open floor on the three on twos and the two on ones has been a challenge for her in the past. It was just so smooth today and she was just special."
BAYLOR SENIOR GUARD ANGELA TISDALE
On how she felt today...
"Well, it was just in the flow of the game. I didn't know how many points I had until the end. I just went out there with the flow of our offense, and when we got some in the open court I was just looking for Jhasmin (Player) and we were making plays. It was just calm. I don't know what it was about today, I just wanted to come in and get my last win here as a senior."
BAYLOR JUNIOR FORWARD RACHEL ALLISON
On how it feels to snap the losing streak...
"I think for us, we have a lot of emotions running through us because some of the games in the past have been close games. Like Coach said, some have been blowouts, but the close ones are the ones that hurt the most. To come in here and especially get a victory on the road in this league is what we want."
BAYLOR SOPHOMORE POST DANIELLE WILSON
On her play in the second half...
"Coach challenged me at halftime to get aggressive and to play like she knows I can play. She told me to go after shots in the air and to play defense like I can play defense. Courtney (Paris ) is just stronger and makes a lot of space. I think her size makes her different. I think I kind of answered coach's halftime challenge, but I have a long way to go to be as aggressive as I can be."