Nov. 21, 2011
Head Coach Lisa Stockton
On having five players post double-digit scoring totals
"I'm really glad that we could get a lot of people minutes. I think that will make us better. We're a team that can go deep, but this was great for some people to get out there and get some game minutes. I felt like we were able to keep up our intensity. That was one of our goals. These next few days are going to be so hard with travel and everything else that we really wanted to make sure we got a lot out of this game."
On Tulane's hot shooting from the perimeter
"We were 10-for-20 for the second game in a row from the 3-point line, which is really good. No matter who your opponent is, you've got to make those shots. I like that we're establishing a little bit of identity. We can hit from the outside, but we can also go in and score."
Overall thoughts on the game
"I thought our execution was good. If there were two negatives, it's that we turned the ball over too much and our free throws. Other than that, I thought all of the stats were good. Players came in and contributed. Another thing that I think is a real positive for us is that our rebounding has been really good this year. What has hurt us in the last two years is our lack of rebounding. Now we've got somebody like Adesuwa who goes in for two games and has double-figure rebounds. That's a really good sign. Even against a bigger team like LSU, we were able to rebound. Tonight we really dominated the boards again."
On the way her freshmen have played so far this season
"I don't think any coach could imagine that. They have come in with such an aggressiveness that they don't look like freshmen out there. They don't come in timid. They know what they do well and they do it. They complement each other so well. You've got Adesuwa who is a great offensive rebounder. You've got Tiffany that can score. That's been such a nice component that we've added to this group."
On Tulane's next opponent, nationally-ranked Purdue
"I'm glad that we're playing a team that they know is good. If we were playing an (unknown) team, it might be a little harder to get them up. I think they've looked at this game, like the LSU game, as a Top 25 opportunity for us and they'll be up for it. We are playing earlier in the day, so we just need to make sure we can get some rest in the next couple of days. I think we'll be ready."
On having the opportunity to rest some upperclassmen tonight and play more newcomers
"As we develop as a team, we have to have other options to score. A game like this gives people confidence for that and teaches us a lot as coaches on what they can do. You can only get so much out of practice. We've seen in these last few games some traps, some zones, we've seen a lot of different things that the freshmen have been exposed to, and that's going to help us."
Freshman Forward Danielle Blagg
On Tulane shooting 49.2 percent from the field against the Privateers
"I think it was falling for everyone tonight. We just played together again. Jamie hit 4-of-5 from the field. For me personally, I think I should have hit those first couple of shots, but you're going to miss a few."
Overall thoughts on the win
"We didn't have the best of nights. We didn't have an LSU game, but we played good together. It's a confidence booster to be able to go and win by however much it was, to go into this next game against a Top 25 team and have the confidence of 4-0 behind us."
On the performance of the freshman class to date
"I think our freshman class overall is doing really good. You've got (Adesuwa Ebomwonyi) going and grabbing however many boards and Jamie shooting amazingly. Tiffany (Dale) had a really good first game. She's got a concussion right now, but when she comes back, she'll be just as strong. I think we're going really well as a freshman class."
Freshman Guard Jamie Kaplan
On Tulane going 10-of-20 from beyond the 3-point arc for the second consecutive game
"The coaches and our teammates are telling us to shoot the ball and always giving us the green light. I feel that we're all so confident because everyone supports us and everyone tells us to keep shooting even if we miss. I think that's why we can come out here and have such high percentages."
On how the team will respond if the shots don't fall as consistently
"We'll just have to find other ways to score. We've got to look down low into our bigs or just try and score through penetration. We get a lot of shots up in practice. That's what we're always doing with the guard workouts. We're constantly shooting and I think that helps when we get into a game."
On the production of the freshman class
"I think the freshman have been unbelievable. I think all of us work really hard and all us work really well together. We all kind of play different positions so we're able to play at the same time. When we're out there, we try to play just as well as the upper classmen and for the most part, we're doing a pretty good job."
On playing UNO after the big win against LSU
"With the LSU game, we came out with a certain intensity. The coaches were all saying today that they knew it wasn't going to be as big of a game, but we still have to come out with that same intensity. We have to get ready for Purdue and Idaho State in a few days, so we wanted to take this game, really pretend it was one of those teams and get after it."