Post-Game Quotes

Feb. 1, 2014

Recap |  Final Stats

West Virginia 66, TCU 62
Daniel-Meyer Coliseum
Fort Worth, Texas 

TCU head coach Jeff Mittie
Opening statement: 

“Well, it’s another Big 12 battle that just is going to come down to a possession or two and that’s what happened tonight. We had a tough stretch. We were hoping to rest Zahna (Medley) for about a 45-second stretch and they get two steals right after we rest her. I thought she was tired in that stretch and wanted to get her a little blow before the final four minutes. We did some good things tonight. Obviously, the story is rebounding and we just couldn’t rebound the basketball. They got a lot of extra chances and when they get that many chances, bad stuff is going to happen.

“We took really good care of the basketball for the most part and only had 11 turnovers. We forced 16 turnovers, so we balanced it out a little bit out. Just for us, it’s when we don’t have LT on the floor, and when she picks up some fouls, it puts us in a tough position. We didn’t step up in those areas and we didn’t have players step up and make those plays that we needed to make from a rebounding perspective. We certainly could have and should have done that much better.”

On the team’s performance:
“Our group did some good things tonight. I was real pleased with the way we bounced back from the tough loss the other night. We came with good energy and I was concerned about that coming into the game. (Zahna) Medley and (Natalie) Ventress both gave us good offensive lift and (Donielle) Breaux gave us some good energy in the game. I was pleased with those things.”

West Virginia head coach Mike Carey
Opening Statement:
“I give TCU a lot of credit and give our girls a lot of credit for coming back. They were up five during the second half and had the crowd involved and then we were able to cut into it. Asya Bussie, for us, just played a great game. Taylor Palmer hit some big shots down the stretch and then Jess Harlee did a good job defensively.”



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