Nebraska Quotes

Head Coach Connie Yori

 

Opening statement...

“I thought maybe if we held them to 51, we might have a chance to win but that wasn’t the case. K-State is a great defensive team. They make every possession such a great challenge and it’s hard to score. That’s a credit to their defense and how smart they are and the way they play together and execute their team defense. We are not very efficient on the offensive end. I thought we did some great things defensively, stopping the dribble penetration. That was one of the keys for us. They hit a couple of shots, but we can live with their 51 points, we just need to score a little bit more.”

 

On the difference between the first and second halves...

“They figured out what we were doing. It took them a little bit of time to figure out that we were helping a lot and then (in the second half), they found shooters a little bit more and hit a couple of threes. We did a really good job, I thought, on the defensive rebounding in the second half. There was a series of possessions where they got on the offensive glass and they got extra opportunities. Between (Shalee) Lehning and the rest of them, they got those extra opportunities and were able to run 30 more seconds of offense and that kind of wore us down a little bit.”

 

On her defensive strategy in tonight’s game...

“The intention was to try to stop dribble penetration. We left a couple of kids (open) and that was what our game plan was, and the kids that we left went five for 19. We did a pretty good job on three out of four of their top four scorers. I thought the player that hurt us the most was Ashley (Sweat). She goes eight for 10 and was scoring on the low block and I thought she really held them together offensively in the first half. Her field goal percentage of her shots around the basket was really good.”

 

On Cory Montgomery...

“We did a good job of getting the ball inside and that was something we needed to do. Cory can score on the low block and she’s also got the ability to step out and shoot it. She’s versatile enough to give us both of those looks and she becomes a tough cover because of it.”

 

Junior Forward Cory Montgomery

 

On the match-up with Ashley Sweat...

“Going in, defensively, I knew that she was their leading scorer and I really had to try and do a good job on her. I think I did (a good job) for part of the game, but I could have done a better job of that. Offensively, I knew I had a size advantage on her in the low post, so I tried to get down there whenever I could and the guards did a good job of finding the open people on the court and I was able to finish the shot. “