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    Feb. 2, 2013

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    HOUSTON HEAD COACH Todd Buchanan

    Opening statement
    "That was an incredibly gut-wrenching disappointment. I feel like we played really soft and discombobulated, especially defensively. They moved the ball, they passed the ball, and they shared the ball. The only thing that I know to do is own up to it and apologize because that's not Houston women's basketball. I'm going to do everything and fight for everything to get it back to where we're obviously supposed to be for this coming Thursday against East Carolina."

    On changes for the future
    "I'm not that far into it, but it certainly will be looked at because our chemistry, at least for today, was nonexistent. I don't want to do anything drastic. I don't want to say anything based on only on one game or make a hasty decision on something that may not need to happen."

    On Tulane's three-point baskets
    "We didn't do a good job of talking. We didn't do a good job of going foot-to-foot on the switches. We didn't do a good job of contesting the shots when we were there. I know Danielle (Blagg) is a really nice player and nice shooter, but she hit two or three back-to-back. She put on a shooting clinic. I thought it took us away from doing what we needed to do at the time."

    On zone defense during second half
    "The zone takes away a lot of their movement, but to me it's kind of hard to play zone when you're shooting deep three-point shots and obviously shooting it that well. We always try to have somebody on the basketball no matter what; to make them work when bringing the ball up and we didn't do that. I think one of the bigger mistakes we made, on a coaching standpoint, we should've ran some more zone. For them to just be able to go by us, throw it ahead of us, I think the zone did work here and there, but I don't think you can survive with zone against Tulane."

    On Alecia Smith in second half
    "She got some of it late, but she's a competitor. She's never going to quit. She's going to fight until we have to pull her off the court and that's what she did. She put on a clinic because she is very competitive. She's finding her way. She's a freshman and I thought she did a nice job to finish the game out a little better."

     

     

    On Tyler Gilbert
    "She brings an element out to the basketball team that we don't really have at times. She's really coming in to understand things better in the system. The only way you're going to learn and get better is to be put in the fire so to speak and I've been really proud of her. She's kept her head up and been a trooper through it all."

    SENIOR POINT GUARD Porsche Landry

    On thoughts from the game
    "We didn't execute. We went over and drilled yesterday what we needed to do, and we didn't execute. We didn't play as a team. We didn't play Cougar basketball today."

    On what wasn't working on offense
    "It was the spacing. We didn't run what we were supposed to. We didn't execute our game plan."

    On the previous loss carrying over into today's game
    "In a way it did, but you have to play every game one at a time. You have to have short-term memory. The loss Thursday was tough. We were down 10 and came back. I guess that was the same mentality we had at the half today, but we didn't execute."

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