Nov. 18, 2012
Minnesota Head Coach Pam Borton
"It was another great championship this weekend. I thought we played two really good games, got another couple of games under our belt. Very proud of our team, we got a lot better in a lot of different areas today. I thought we started the game off extremely well, I thought we finished the game extremely well. Kept our turnovers down to 10, outrebounded them and had great balance scoring today. We're continuing to learn a lot about our team and just really trying to develop some consistency right now. We feel really good about being 4-0 and looking forward to our first challenge on the road this next week."
On her 200th win...
"I probably should be more excited about it than I am, I'm always about the next play, the next game. I've had a lot of great players and if you don't have great players you don't win games. I've had a lot of great players who've shared in those 200 wins, a lot of great assistant coaches who've all shared in those 200 wins, and obviously the fans. It's a great place to coach, the University of Minnesota. It's a great place to go to school and a lot of people have been a part of those wins."
Minnesota Forward Micaëlla Riché
On her progression as a post player...
"I feel like it's definitely a confidence thing, where I trust myself more and I'm able to take my time and be patient in the post. Based on that, other than the four turnovers, I'm able to make better decisions and move the ball. I find an opening eventually, whether it's a shot for my teammates or a shot for myself."
On if she worked on her scoop shot over the summer...
"No, but sometimes I get into a step, like that first up and under move where I had no other way of getting rid of the ball, so I have to put it up."
On if she feels she has better court vision compared to last year...
"I have more patience, and that helps with it. I'm actually looking around now, I'm not just like `I have the ball now, let's go shoot it'. I have more patience and I actually take the time to look so that helps."
Minnesota Guard Rachel Banham
On what she is looking forward to heading into the Cancun Challenge...
"I'm just excited to play and win, and just keep myself consistent. Everyone else is starting to show consistency as well. I think the more games we play we will keep being able to show consistency and get better. I'm just excited."
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