Jan. 11, 2014
"By far, that was the best game that we've played all year. Our team had such great energy and was tremendously intense. Twenty-six assists says it all. The team really shared the ball. I do believe that Old Dominion has a nice team. Athletically, we were afraid of their ability to get in the lane and score on us. We did a nice job with that, got some momentum and got some confidence when our shots went in."
On if the Green Wave normally plays a lot of zone defense
"It depends on our opponent. We do change it up a little bit. One of our weaknesses a little bit is our lateral speed. Again, I think Old Dominion has some unbelievable players that can penetrate in the lane. We have done that quite a bit, probably not 40 minutes like we did today but when something is working I'm not going to change it."
On the short turnaround between the Marshall game and today's game
"It was (a concern). We've played tournament, but obviously the other team played the night before, too, so it was pretty even. Playing at Marshall at 9:00 at night, getting back to the hotel close to midnight, and then getting on the plane in the morning was tough. Yesterday, we were an hour and a half late getting here. It really was a concern. We let them sleep in this morning and then came out and shot. That was probably more mental. We were just ready to play and I give a lot of credit to my upperclassmen for getting the team ready."
On the team's assist-to-turnover ratio and winning the rebounding battle
"We've rebounded well this year. Even against the SEC teams, we've held our own in rebounding. That's been a positive stat for us. The other thing is, and I tell the team this all the team, if we get 20 assists we usually win because we are a very balanced team. That's not a surprising stat. We shot well. We played well. We distributed the ball and that was really key for our offense."
On the 92-point offensive performance
"I think a lot of fans see the 3s. That's impressive and I love seeing the points on the board, but I think you've got to establish something inside. Tiffany Dale established that very early inside the paint. She did that at Marshall, too. Having that inside presence, the defense has to come off the shooters on the perimeter plays and that got our shooters open. It definitely was a balance of being able to score inside and outside, and also getting some offensive putbacks."