Women's Basketball Postgame Quotes
March 28, 2000
Texas Tech Head Coach Marsha Sharp:
"I thought three things hurt us the most in the second half. I think there was a one rebound difference at halftime, and they outrebounded us significantly in the second half, and I think Michelle Snow made a huge difference in the middle. She did not play a lot in the first half because of foul trouble. Then our inability to score against the zone late was the part that really killed us. We really couldn't find good shots and they were big on the boards. Those are the three things that in the second half made a difference in the game.
On the first half:
Senior forward Aleah Johnson:
Freshman forward Plennette Pierson on guarding Tennessee forward Tamika Catchings:
Tennessee Head Coach Pat Summitt:
"I think the switch, going to the zone, late in the game was very effective."
"We struggled on the offensive end and a lot of times when that happens, you see players really relax and worry instead of compete and play with an attitude."
Junior guard Kristen "Ace" Clement:
"This is where I thought to myself (when Catchings went down) we need to rally around Tamika and pick this up and regardless of she came back in or she didn't, we weren't going to let her down by giving up and backing down."
"This team is about role play. I think at the beginning of the season we had emphasized Holdsclaw so much we put too much pressure on Semeka and Tamika."
Junior forward Tamika Catchings:
"I was just not playing in tune with the offense. I made a lot of turnovers, to counteract with that I just made sure I went down and rebounded and played great defense so that I woudln't be sitting on the bench with Pat."
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