Texas Tech - Arizona State Postgame Quotes
Nov. 11, 2012
TEXAS TECH - ARIZONA STATE POSTGAME QUOTES
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012
Wells Fargo Arena, Tempe, Arizona
Texas Tech Head Coach Kristy Curry
First reaction to the win and putting Arizona State away in second half:
"We showed great poise tonight. We stayed positive and stayed together. We talk about winning every four minutes `cause you know they're going to make a run and you just have to sustain that. Thankfully, ours were longer."
On the first half:
"They scored nine in the first four minutes and then scored only 16 more in the first half and two of those were threes that they just threw in. So the last 16 minutes of the first half, they only had 16 points. Any time you're at home, you're going to come out with a lot of energy and make a big run early. You hope that doesn't happen but it did and we did a much better job of defending the high post and getting ball pressure those last 16 minutes and I thought that was critical."
On everyone getting involved:
"I thought our bench was the difference. Haley came in and had a big block. Amber Battle came in and did some good things, Christine Hyde did some good things and then Mary came in, in the second half, and really calmed us down a little bit. Obviously when she's on the floor they have to guard her, so they went back to man (defense) and at that point we were able to attack."
On winning on the road and dealing with adversity:
"Its good any time you come into a Pac-12 home and get a road win. You have a chance to grow. You always say you can learn from a loss but I'd much rather learn from a win every day."
On what she learned about the team in its first game this season:
"We got to stay together and keep getting better. We're certainly not satisfied and there's a lot of room for improvement. From the glass to free throws to little things that are going to make a big difference. It's the time of year where every day is a classroom and you learn from that lesson and move on to the next one. So today, hopefully we learned a lot and we're looking forward to getting home and preparing for New Mexico."
Senior Guard Casey Morris
On the big 15-0 run in the second half:
"It just felt good. We couldn't get comfortable. In the beginning, we were up by a lot too and then they came back but we had to learn and grow from that during the game. So we just didn't want to get too comfortable and just kept on playing hard."
On maturity of the team and putting game away:
"Between the maturity and the team that we have now. There's a lot of younger people that are here and they're really ready and focused and they want to be good. So just all that chemistry coming together really helped today."