Quotes Following Tulane's 68-52 C-USA Win Over Marshall



Jan. 29, 2012

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Head Coach Lisa Stockton

On Tulane's mid-game adjustments that allowed the Wave to turn a seven-point deficit into a 25-point lead
"We just felt like we needed to be more aggressive offensively. We were doing a great job on the boards. (Marshall) leads the conference in offensive rebounds. They weren't getting them. We were getting the rebounds, but we just weren't going down and taking good shots at the other end. Everyone was attacking at the other end and once we started doing that, we got into a rhythm offensively."

On Tulane using a balanced attack in the win over Marshall
"I think in our last two games we've done a good job of a lot of players coming in and contributing and playing their role. I thought this was another one where offensively we were able to share the ball with a lot of people - Janique hitting shots, Jamie Kaplan hitting shots, different players stepping up and being able to hit those shots. I think that makes us a lot more threatening when you've got different options in your offense."

On Tulane getting 20 points from its reserves
"A lot of them have been our starters, too. Our starters are different all the time. We've got some very good offensive players on our team and it's a matter of us taking the best shots and being able to get each other the best shots. When we do that, I think our bench can outscore anybody."

On the performance of junior forward Janique Kautsky
"I think the last few games she's been a lot more confident in her shot. You look at Tulsa. She knocked down a couple really big shots at Tulsa early in the game. I thought that really kind of set the tone for us. She's worked at it. She's gone in the gym and she's really worked at it I think her ankle injury is healing and I think you're seeing that type of player that Janique can be."



On the crowd on hand for today's televised game
"I thought it was a great atmosphere in here. I still think this is one of the better gyms to play in when you have this kind of crowd and this kind of energy."

On Jamie Kaplan giving the team a spark off the bench
"I think one thing she does really well is attack, get the ball up the court and really push the defense. She really did that for us and that really helped us get our offense in a rhythm. We were able to run up and down the floor. She's that kind of point guard."

On Marshall rallying late
"I think in that situation, we were maybe taking quick shots. Sometimes it's hard to teach a team to play with the lead. We went aggressively for the offense of boards and they got some run-outs and got some easy baskets. We did a good job of not turning over the ball against their press. I thought that was a real positive that we can take out of this, but we responded when we needed to."

On winning three straight and having some momentum heading into Thursday's game at East Carolina
"We really try to not focus on winning streaks. For us, we focus on trying to get better and as I said, I think our offense and our turnovers were a problem with those losses in the conference. We've done a lot to correct those and we're better. We can take that to East Carolina. That's home for me, so I get to go home. We just have to be ready to play on the road and play well."

Junior Guard Olivia Grayson

On Tulane's second-half run
"We just came out the second half and tried to continue what we did at the end of the first. We came out with a lot of energy and just tried to knock them out early. We let them get back into it at the end. We got complacent and they started to fight back, but we just finished the game off and came out with the win."

On driving the length of the floor for a layup after Marshall had cut the lead to 12 with 2:543 left to play
"I was just feeling like we needed to score. They was playing me so tight that pretty much the only thing I really could do was go to the basket. The referee called the foul and I finished the play."

On to what she attributed Tulane's slow start
"I think it was a TV game, our first TV game, and we had a little (pre-game) jitters. We came back and showed what this week (off) really did for us. We really prepared for this game."

On winning three straight C-USA games
"We are just trying to continue this role and get better every day."

On how Marshall played after Tulane made its run
"Since we got that shot at the end of the first half, that really probably put a damper on their spirits. They really fought back at the end and cut it down to 12 and they didn't give up. Props to them."

Junior Forward Janique Kautsky

On her offensive performance against the Thundering Herd
"It's been a long time. I hit 3s and practice and I think it's just about getting my confidence up. I was injured most of last season and I didn't play very much, but better late than never. I finally got a couple of 3s and I'm glad it was today. I think that the team did really well and we needed to step up like that."

On falling behind early
"Marshall came out extremely aggressive at the start and we fought back. We took good shots and we didn't turn it over. We've been practicing that a lot. We took our foot off the pedal a little bit towards the end, but we pulled it out. Marshall is a very good, aggressive team."

On what the team needs to do to keep its winning streak going
"Just keep doing what we're doing - take good shots, execute and take care of the ball."

Freshman Guard Jamie Kaplan

On giving the Green Wave a spark off the bench
"I just wanted to come in and I thought that the lanes were open so I just kept taking it to the hoop and they were going in so it was good."

On the Green Wave's defensive performance
"Our defense really stepped up today. We were really aggressive, we were getting our hands on a lot of balls and we got a lot of steals."

On the way Marshall responded after Tulane pulled away in the second half
"They definitely didn't give up they kept pressuring us, but we really felt that we took control of the lead and we kind of finished it off."

On if she feels the team is on a roll after winning three straight games
"We kind of felt that way after the last game and we definitely played even better today so hopefully we stay on this roll."