Feb. 2, 2013
Final Stats |
Texas 61, TCU 56
Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (Fort Worth, Texas)
TCU Head Coach Jeff Mittie
"It was a pretty solid basketball game.There was a lot of different runs in this one. I think both teams struggled to score and at times there were some dry spells. We had a chance and we couldn't make one or two more plays."
On the play calling on the final play:
"It was the same play. I thought we would have a chance because I didn't think they would hedge it. I thought they would switch it, which would put Zahna on their big. They had been hedging it, which is what Latricia had gotten the slip stuff on. Zahna has a lot of responsibility on her and she's a freshman. We wanted to take the early layup if we could, but she felt like she had enough space to shoot it. In the end, she just didn't quite have enough space."
On the string of tough losses:
"It's the same message. They just need to keep their heads up. It's hard to lose these games. It is progress to some extent. It's our third game in six days. I thought we really fought hard. Those things are all positive. Execution is spotty at times, but we have to get better. I thought effort towards the end of the first half wasn't as good. I thought they responded in the second half. Those things were all positives. These type of losses, I've said it before, they hurt more. It should hurt though, but we'll get over the hump. This team will be just fine. The future will be just fine, but right now that's hard to think about."
Texas Head Coach Karen Aston
"It was an extremely hard fought game. Both teams played extremely hard. They're both searching and really digging for wins in the Big 12 right now. You can tell by watching us play that we are the youngest teams in the Big 12. We make mistakes. It was a competitive game."
On Natalie Ventress' play Saturday:
"That was a big three that we gave up to Ventress, who hit it at the top of the key. That was a big game changer for us and I think it rattled us a little bit. Ventress went off on us in the second half and that's why I think we struggled a little bit more. They had us strung out between all three of their shooters."