Opponent Quotes

Head Coach Jody Conradt
On her overall thoughts of the game...

“This certainly wasn’t our typical match-up with K-State. We’ve had some of the most competitive, tightest games that I can remember with anybody in the Big 12. I understand how it is when you’re injured. We’ve been there, done that and I know they were missing a key piece. Aside from that, I was really happy with our team in the terms of how we executed defensively and the patience that we showed on the offensive end. This team is growing up. This team is developing good chemistry and I think they are embracing their personality, which is to really D people up, to be athletic, to make it hard for opponents to score and when you can shut Kansas State out with no threes I think you’ve done a really good job defensively.”

 

On the defensive play...

“We’ve been really good on defense for the last month or so. Even the couple of games that we let get away from us, I thought we were good defensively. I think that we’ve figured out that we can play really tough defensively and when we do that we have the chance to win. We are not going to score 80 points a game because we don’t have that kind of firepower. However, if we would eliminate some of our turnovers, that might be our 80 points so we will be working on that. At the same time, we need the score to be low because we have kept our opponent from getting good looks at the basket.”

 

Senior Forward Tiffany Jackson

On beating Oklahoma...

“I think there was a lot of motivation after beating OU and trying to get ourselves in position to contend for a Big 12 Championship. We just wanted to come in and play a good game.”

 

Junior Guard Erneisha Bailey

On being a defensive leader...

“It makes me happy to know that my team is really committed to playing defense because Coach has told me that I am kind of the leader. If our team does well then it makes me happy because I know that I am getting through and communicating well with my teammates and making sure that we just do what we are asked to do.”