TCU vs. Baylor Postgame Quotes




Feb. 23, 2014

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TCU head coach Jeff Mittie

Opening Statement:
"Early on it certainly looked like at an 11 a.m. start. Both teams had a lot of turnovers early. I think both teams kind of settled into it. We just couldn't make any shots. We couldn't find our offense all day. I think a lot of that is Baylor - their defense is excellent, they're long and they force you to take tough shots. Some of it though, I thought we had some open looks and when we play a team like that you have to bury those shots. You're not going to get a whole lot of them but when you get them, those are the plays that if you leave out there on the floor, you've got a game like this and I think we left some out there."

On the outcome of the game:
"They're a well-rounded team. They're a very disciplined team. Hurts you in a lot of ways, they can win games a lot of different ways - defense, rebounding. They've won games a lot of different ways. Our margin is slimmer than that. We have to keep the game in the 60s. Our goal today was to get it in the 60s through tempo, through hoping our zone would take some time of the clock and you know, if we make a few shots, maybe we can cut that lead from nine and see what happens down the stretch. We just couldn't make enough shots."

TCU guard Zahna Medley

On missing shots:
"I had open shots. I felt like when I shot it, when it left my hand that it was going in every time but it went in and out of the basket. I got easy looks - a lot of them were open. A lot of them I missed were open shots. Other than that it was self inflicted."

TCU forward Chelsea Prince

On the team's defense:
"From a defensive standpoint I thought we did really well. We hustled and we were getting deflections, we were trying to finish plays. I think we finished plays way better than in the past when we played them. The focus was to get deflections. I thought we did this one right."

 

 

Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey

On the low scoring game...
"They wanted us to be low scoring, they trapped us in the zone. It almost looks like a 2 -2 -1 and TCU plays their forwards so high that it takes away angles and allowed us to get more post touches. The majority of our scoring came from the perimeter.

"We didn't have the defensive pressure like we normally have until the last 10 minutes of the game and we have to understand, in a game like this, their style of playing wants to keep us low scoring and to play a half court game."

Senior guard Odyssey Sims

On it being a sluggish game...
"I just tried to keep playing and speed it up with our transitions. I tried to be more aggressive offensively and defensively but TCU played zone so it was a slow game."

Freshman forward Nina Davis

On the match up with TCU's Chelsea Prince...
"Being small, I just tried to use my body to get in under the basket so they couldn't block my shots. Prince wasn't playing like a true forward, she didn't post up so I just tried to keep her in front of me to get lay ups."


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