Oklahoma at Kansas State
Head Coach Sheri Coale
On her team's play in the first half...
"I could feel before the game that we did not have our general intensity level or our general energy level. Then we opened the game with a wide open three and I think we just thought it was going to be easy. You warn your guys and warn your guys that these kids from K-State don't quit and even if they're behind, they're never out of it because of their ability to shoot the three-ball. We could not match their intensity and we could not match their energy level in the first half. We dug a pretty sizeable hole for ourselves as a result."
On what changed at the 16-minute mark in the second half...
"I really think there was a play by Amanda Thompson where she came in and got a rebound that just had sound effects with it. She maniacally when after the board and it was almost as if everybody was trying to figure out how to compete at a high level and they could not put their finger on it today and then they watched her and thought, 'oh, okay, that's what we do,' and it was like she just cut a swath and everybody jumped on and followed her."
On playing K-State after playing Connecticut and whether this game was a "trap" game...
"We've been playing the trap game lately. I thought Colorado was a trap game. It was between Baylor and Connecticut, so I tried to make that one the trap game and make this one seem like it was something different and it this one ended up being the one. I am so proud of their (the team's) effort from the 16-minute mark on, as proud as I have ever been of them. That is not an easy thing to do and this is not an easy place to do that. You take that with you back to Norman."
Senior Guard Nyeshia Stevenson
On her back-to-back three-pointers...
"It was a matter of wanting to get ahead. I knew as soon as Danielle (Robinson) penetrated and she was not going to be able to get the lay-up, I knew that she was going to pitch it to me, so I was ready whenever she was ready and she passed it to me and I knocked them down.