Lady Tiger Quotes From Oklahoma State Game
Dec. 11, 2004
Junior Guard Tamika Butler
"We just stuck with our game plan. They went into a 2-3 zone and we just took our open looks and kind of caught fire."
"In practice, we've been working a lot on our shooting. Every day after practice we work on our shooting or have a little shooting competition. I guess working on our shots paid off."
Senior guard Victoria Crawford "Last game I missed like seven free-throws, and that's just so not like me from last year. I was an 80 percent free-throw shooter, and I guess my confidence went down that game (Arkansas). I got in the gym with Coach Darling and I fixed the problem."
"It's always hard to come back in the second half and go down by a couple of points. I think that's the hardest loss, to lose by one or two points after being down. We had motivation. We played a good second half against Arkansas and we wanted to carry it over."
Head Coach Blair Savage "I think we were able to expand the lead because of our defense. We got some steals, Victoria got some big steals, and we able to capitalize on those, whether we scored on the lay-up or got fouled and went to the free-throw line, we actually converted on their mistakes."
"We talked about how we needed to redeem ourselves (following the Arkansas loss). We came back in the second half and did a lot of good things, had a lot of opportunities to win it, but we didn't. Tonight instead of digging ourselves a 19 or 21-point hole, we need to start out from the get-go, and I think our players are starting to see it. We do have the talent and the ability to start from the get-go, you always don't have to dig down in order to do it. "
"Our shooting, in the second half, we tried to run a different offense, one pass and shoot it, and I should've explained it better on getting the ball to the reverse. The shots were there, we just didn't hit it."
"(Shooting) is mental, it's confidence. It's not that you're gonna hit it, it's just repetition in practice in shooting and just being confident."
"Raven has done an outstanding job on the boards, and the best thing about Raven that the average fan won't see is her defense is getting better. She put great pressure on the ball tonight. They countered our four guards with one of their guards to start the game, and Raven shut that person down and didn't let that person be a factor. She denied the ball, she did an outstanding job defensively tonight."
"It is good to see that (three-point field goals). I think the reason they didn't go in in the second half was we got a little impatient. We made one or two passes and tried to shoot in instead of there late in the first half it was reverse it, reverse it. They (OSU) tried to do something different with their 2-3 zone and we exploited their weak side so therefore we were able to get those wide open shots."