Jan. 23, 2014
Head Coach Brenda Freese
On the loss:
"I told them in the locker room that I take full responsibility, we were not ready to play tonight. That credit goes to Virginia; I thought that they were fantastic in all elements of the game. They were relentless; they came at us extremely hard, especially to open up the second half really really aggressively. Obviously they got some balance overall scoring in terms their attack on offense. I'm really disappointed in us defensively in not being able to contain them off the bounce and shooting the three we were limited all night. It's a game for us to learn from and understand how difficult these battles are in the ACC."
On their performance:
"I think sometimes you can get into falsehood, maybe fool's gold when you are 4 and 0 in conference. Maybe to think that these games are easier to come by than they actually are. In reality we had to grind out 3 of our 4 wins in terms of being aggressive. Life on the road, what it takes to be able to come into a different arena is a difficult element. Obviously the consistency by Alyssa and Alicia was tremendous but we need to have more production than the two of them."
"It's something that we have addressed and need to improve on. As we have addressed certain areas, we have gotten better and that is the next step on both ends of the floor is the rebounding aspect.
On Virginia's success: "I think that it felt like Virginia from the tip was the more aggressive team. They earned this win. For 40 minutes they competed hard for every possession."
On Virginia's shooting
"They are a team that really likes playing at home and shoots the ball extremely well at home. Whenever you can put 5 players in double figures and shoot the basketball like they did tonight you are a dangerous team."
On Virginia's 3 point success:
"We knew they could shoot the three. They got early confidence in the first half and had three uncontested threes. Then all the sudden the basket looks a lot bigger in terms of how we defended tonight."
Forward Alyssa Thomas
On the loss:
"Defensively we really could not slow them down. They got whatever they wanted when they wanted."
On Virginia's fast start:
"I think we let them come out with a lot of energy and we came out flat. When we were ready to turn it on they already had so much momentum that we could not slow them down."
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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