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Postgame Quotes: 1/23/14 vs. SFA

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 01/23/2014
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HEAD COACH MISTI CUSSEN

On tonight’s defensive performance:
"I was really happy with how the girls played. We knew we needed to work hard to control the tempo in tonight’s game. Even though our zone defense normally speeds up the tempo, we were actually trying to use it to make the possessions last longer in the beginning of the game."

On building a 1st half lead:
"We started getting stops and keeping the boards clean in the first 10 minutes and we were actually able to build a lead going into halftime."

On taking care of the ball:
"The biggest thing was we only had 4 turnovers in the first half and that was a result of the girls being focused and knowing what it was we were trying to do."

On overcoming some adverse conditions:
"We know the giants we have faced, we know who comes to the practice gym each and every day, and the amount of work and effort and execution that goes into our days."

On her team's continued improvement:
"We are better than we were three weeks ago, we are better than we were three months ago, and we just have to play our best basketball at the end of the season."

On the maturity of the team's guards:
"They did what they needed to tonight to make our game plan work and that is direct maturity from November to now."
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