Nov. 2, 2011
Minnesota Coach Pam Borton
"I think everybody is glad to get the first exhibition game under our belt and hopefully our first game jitters are out of the way. I like what I saw out there, but we have a long way to go and a lot of work to do. I think we proved that we have numerous offensive weapons and a lot of versatility."
On learning from exhibition games....
"I hope the players learned a lot about themselves out there. I think they're still learning to play with each other. I think it's important for our young players to take advantage of this time to get on the floor and get a feel for the game."
Senior Guard Kiara Buford
On limiting her turnovers.....
"Last year I wasn't used to bringing the ball up the floor as much. Throughout the offseason I worked on it a lot and now it is becoming more natural and comfortable."
On the younger players on the team....
"I thought the younger players played great. There were times out there on the court that I didn't even realize I was playing with two sophomores and a freshman."
On Rachel Banham's impact....
"Rachel will be just fine this season. She has a great basketball IQ and she compliments everyone well."
Freshman Guard Rachel Banham
On her first time playing in a Gopher jersey.....
"I was nervous at first and the game took some getting used to, but in the second half I felt more comfortable and got into my rhythm."
St. Cloud State Coach Lori Fish
"I thought this game was exciting for our team. It prepared us well for our first game of the season. (Minnesota) is big, strong and quick. I really enjoyed the experience and it was a great opportunity for us."
On what the game meant to the local players....
"We have a lot of Minnesota players on our team and they grew up watching the state tournament here. I think it was a fun experience to see what kind of basketball the Big Ten plays. Overall, I was pleased that our team never gave up and played for 40 minutes."
On taking this experience forward....
"We are going to have to rebound better and stop the ball in transition, just some of the little things like that. It was a fun experience and prepared us well."
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