Feb. 7, 2010
Head Coach Kristy Curry
On how they played today:
I thought we really competed today. We played with a lot of energy. Obviously we are undermanned and undersized, but I don't fault our effort. I just credit Texas- those are a couple high school All-Americans that are very talented and about 4 inches taller than us.
On Chynna Brown:
She's playing her best basketball game. I try to remind her, as well as the rest of them, that they have played very well in this building. Chynna did a great job and was off to her best start with 8 points and 4 rebounds, which is great to see. She's got a slight concussion and a slight cut over the eye which we had to get sewn up. I haven't had a talk with her about Wednesday, but she's tough, so I expect that if she can play, we hope that she is back. We'll let the doctors determine that.
On how Texas is different than the last time:
They are playing their best basketball right now. When you go back and watch the film of them against Baylor and Oklahoma, their balance is incredible right now and they are playing really high level. You have to credit Coach Goestenkors and credit those kids. They are shooting the ball extremely well and that's been contagious at all spots.
On defending Texas:
I think we did a better job in the second half. Obviously they had eight 3-pointers at half time and only three in the second half, so we did a good job of making that adjustment. So again, you just have to credit them on a day when they shoot the ball really well. I think we had 13 more shots than Texas- 63 to their 50. We just missed a lot of shots and when you do that on the road, it doesn't make for a good combination when you're not shooting very well and they are.
F Jordan Barncastle
On her opportunity to be a leader:
Obviously, this was a great opportunity for all of the posts. Being short-handed, we know that we are going to play regardless. It's definitely an opportunity for us to step up and play different roles than we are used to. I think it is going to take a little adjusting for everyone and it's just something that we all need to do.
F Ashlee Roberson
On how double overtime game affected this game:
I don't think it affected this game at all. We still competed well when we lost in double overtime. We just haven't finished our game in the way we wanted to and gotten the outcome that we wanted to. But overall, I don't think that affects us at all. We are still competing no matter what. We have to give credit to every team we play, we just have to player harder.