Nov. 13, 2013
Minnesota Head Coach Pam Borton
"I was really proud of our team for handling a lot of adversity for 40 minutes, especially in the first half when we had four post players in foul trouble and went to a five-guard lineup. There are things out there that happened that we haven’t even practiced, we haven’t even talked about and I thought our players did a really good job adjusting and figuring things out as the game went on."
On the impact of Rachel Banham and Amanda Zahui B.
"When you’ve got a point guard and a center that are anchoring your team, and you got nice pieces around your one and five player, you can be very very successful."
On the challenges of having 10 players on her roster
"I don’t think that is a challenge at all. It’s just like any other year, we have to stay healthy, and we have to keep positions. I think our challenge is for us to continue getting better and finding better chemistry on the floor. That’s a work in progress, just getting better and developing some depth off the bench. We have to have some players that give us production off the bench on a consistent basis."
Junior guard Rachel Banham
On playing with five guards on the floor at the same time
“It was fun. It was weird trying to run an offense, but I think that we adjusted pretty well with it.”
On her individual defense improving
“I’ve been working on that a lot. I really wanted to get better on the defensive end. I’m just working on anticipating and getting in the passing lanes and just having good timing with blocks.”
Redshirt freshman center Amanda Zahui B.
On being out on the floor for the first time
“It was fun being out there, I learned a lot. I’m proud of the team and we just need to focus on the next game on the road.”
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