Postgame Quotes


Dec. 30, 2012

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Postgame Quotes

Minnesota (11-3) 88, Creighton (8-3) 81 (2OT)
Williams Arena - Minneapolis, Minn.

Minnesota Head Coach Pam Borton

On Creighton:

"You've got to give Creighton a lot of credit. We knew we had our hands full with them coming in today. They're a great basketball team. They're a prolific scoring team. They can shoot the three better than any team that we've played this year. They also can get to the rim. It's a tough matchup for us because they've got five guards out on the floor at the same time and we knew it was going to be a difficult day to defend them."

On the difference in the second half:

"I felt like in the second half, we came out and executed our game plan in the second half. I thought our offense affected our defense in the first half--bad shots, too quick of shots, not reversing the basketball. I really thought that our offense affected our defense. I felt like (we regrouped) ourselves at halftime and came out and played more like we know how to play."

Minnesota Players

Rachel Banham (So., G)

On performing under pressure late in the game:

"I knew I had to take over the game. The first half was gross. It was just not good. I knew in the second half, if we wanted to win, I had to take over, so I think that's what I did."

On if she thought about the Gophers' earlier double-overtime win against Washington State:

"It did kind of feel like that. It was a totally different game, but it kind of finished the same."

Micaëlla Riché (Jr., F)

On her improved effectiveness as the game went on:

"I kind of just relaxed. I feel like I always get tense and I think too much, and that's what usually throws me off. But when I'm able to just relax and trust my teammates, I feel like that helps me."




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