Women's Basketball Postgame Quotes Game 16
Jan. 11, 2014
Houston Interim Head Coach- Wade Scott
"It was just too many bad possessions early. We let them get the lead and they were able to hold on there at the end."
On what was different in the second half
"Defensively we did a little better job. We kind of negated the post play that they had early, so with that being said our defense was a little better. We scored a few more easy baskets, but when it's time to make that big free throw we're still coming up short."
On positives from the game
"That's a tough one. For us to kind of let someone come in here and dictate things a little bit, it's tough to deal with. The one positive is that the kids played hard and tried to come back in it. There just comes a time when playing hard just isn't enough though. You have to play hard, but you also have to win games. Right now, we're waiting there until the end and we have to be able to close games when there's pressure on them. When there's no pressure, we can get the defense wrapped up, we can score a little bit earlier, but when it's time execute, when it's time to be disciplined, that's where we really struggle right now, especially early. We just kind of let people run their own stuff against us."
On what the point of emphasis is moving forward
"We have a week right now. We don't play again until next Saturday, so that's going to help a little bit. With the road trip to Connecticut being six days, with snow and all that kind of good stuff, we've just had a lot of games here back-to-back. There will be an increased emphasis on being efficient offensively and defensively being able to stop people more and making the free throws, doing the easy shots. The layups that we're missing right now are just unbelievable."
Senior Forward- Te'onna Campbell
Her thoughts on the game
"We let them start the tempo of the game in our house which was embarrassing. I think that's where the game changed. If we had started the tempo in our house, it would have been a whole other game, like the second half. We kind of let them just take control."
On her aggressive game today
"I felt I was aggressive. Sometimes I need to control my aggressiveness, sometimes I get too beside myself. I just have to find a balance, but this game I was very aggressive."