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Postgame Quotes



Jan. 12, 2013

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Kansas State Quotes
Head Coach Deb Patterson
Opening Statement…
“I think we did a fairly good job of being competitive in this game until the seven minute mark of the second half. The dam broke. It kind of broke like a tsunami and we were caught up in a wave. For us the things that made the game difficult for us was that we did not match their rebounding numbers and we turned the ball over. Offensively, we got very tunnel vision on our decisions. We had some very high turnover numbers with some individuals. A lot of those turnovers were easy run-out layups for West Virginia. You had the game somewhat in hand, but rebounding and turnovers were absolutely critical for us. That is what separated us down the stretch.”

On today’s game…

“We had a good feel on the offensive end in the first half. They were over playing us and pressuring us. We did a good job of dribble drive and back cutting. We started to show some signs late in the first half of being passive with some of our younger players. Our decisions were not great. For us, I thought it was a low scoring first half. We defended well and kept ourselves in the game. We had a lot of good looks at the rim. We have had trouble putting two solid 3-point shooting efforts together. We had open shots and quite frankly we have to make those shots in the game. We had a little bit of inconsistencies. We do something good for a while and then we do something else well on the offensive end. Finding ways to be consistent across the board is what we are working toward.”

Senior Guard Brittany Chambers

On the first half…
“I do not think that was so much the plan. We knew that they would be super athletic and very in your face defensively. That is just what the game gave us. They were playing very tight and their posts were not helping early in the game. Easy shots and if the shots were not coming they were late, so we had some kick outs to Bri (Craig) and other players.”

On rebounding and turnovers…
“We made stupid mistakes and turnovers. I think rebounding, we were getting soft while they were getting second and third chances. I think that happened the whole second half. I think we battled more in the first 10 minutes and the second 10 minutes were not playing as hard and up to the speed that we need to against a team like West Virginia.”

Freshman Guard Bri Craig
On her performance…
“It was definitely taking me a while to get comfortable. I think the game is coming more easily to me now and I am getting into the flow of things. I was doing what Brittany said and let the game come to me. I am just way more confident every game.”

West Virginia Quotes
Head Coach Mike Carey
Opening Statement…
“I thought getting Ayana Dunning going really helped us out. I thought we did a better job of staying out on their shooters. Their two shooters really hurt us in the first half and hurt us some in the second half especially when they drove to the middle and kicked the ball to the corners. Once we started taking that away a little bit, it really helped us.”

On defending K-State’s outside shooters …
“We did a pretty good job of getting out. We did not do a good job against their dribble drive. I think that was the problem the first half. I think they still took 22 three’s, and I think they average about 25 or 26 a game. So I thought we did a good job of getting out on them. I thought in the second half we did a better job against their dribble drives and not fouling them and putting them at the line.”

On Taylor Palmer’s 3-pointer to end the first half…
“It was important because we had not been scoring. We did not shoot well in the first half, and we missed a lot of easy shots not only from outside, but also at the rim. Taylor Palmer hit that three right before halftime, and I thought that gave us a little bit of confidence going into the second half.”

On his team’s overall performance …
“I thought defensively we were forcing them into taking some bad shots, and they missed some good easy shots that very easily could have gone in. But I thought we rebounded well and attacked well when they went to their 2-2-1 zone.”

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