KU Postgame Quotes

Feb. 14, 2007

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Kansas Postgame Quotes
Missouri 67, Kansas 57
Feb. 14, 2007

Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson
On the game:
“It is disappointing that we didn’t defend better. For a team that was ranked number one in the big 12 in field-goal percentage, we didn’t show up. We let shooters run away from us and got hung up in screens and just played soft defensively. We had a lot of people who did not show up.”

On the 15-0 run in the first half:
“We made the run because we had opportunities in transition and stayed aggressive. The hungriest team dominates the boards and dominates in transition. We didn’t come out the hungriest team and that is disappointing.”

On Kansas State:
“We have to do nothing like we did today defensively and then be able to create some opportunities in transition. Transition gave us some trouble in Manhattan and that will be important for us as well. We will bounce back and have some time to prepare. These kids will be excited to play that game on Sunday and get back on the winning track. This place (Allen Fieldhouse) should be full of blue on Sunday.”

Kansas Player Quotes
Freshman guard Sade Morris
On the loss:

“It all comes down to our lack of intensity. It is really disappointing, but hopefully we will learn from this tonight and get back on track with our winning streak next game.”

On Kansas’ defensive struggles:
“We get it the first time, but then we loose sight and allow our opponent to get loose. Once we allow their players to get loose there is no catching up to them. That is what killed us tonight. We are usually really good at containing players but for some reason, this game we were not ready.”

On Kansas’ offensive rebounds:
“We did a great job of getting offensive rebounds. We just need to work on converting those into points. If we would have converted those the game would have turned out differently.”

Senior guard Shaquina Mosley
On the game:

“It doesn’t matter to me how many points I score, I would rather get a win. We didn’t pressure the ball on the perimeter to help relieve some of the pressure on the post. We should have done a lot more of that.”

On playing Kansas State:
“We have to play hard from the tip to the final horn. They (Kansas State) are going to make a run. We just have to answer that and try to stay on top. They are not going to come in here and just let us win. It will be another tough game and we have to come prepared to play hard.”

Missouri Postgame Quotes
Head Coach Cindy Stein
On the game:

“It is good for us to get back on the winning track. I like that our kids played aggressive. We do not always play picture perfect, but I liked their energy and focus. I think going on the road and getting a win in the Big 12 is always key.”

On the quick 8-0 start:
“I thought our heads have been in every game except for the last one against Oklahoma State. This team has been playing and practicing hard. They have been into it. We wanted to get off to a good start, and we have been very focused on that in practice and it carried over today.”

On EeTisha Riddle’s play:
“Well EeTisha has great size, so we knew that they were looking to double her. (Senior Center) Tamika Jackson did a good job of coming out and staying on the block and being in the right place when they looked to double EeTisha. EeTisha is a very good passer and she sees the floor very well.”

Senior Forward EeTisha Riddle
On the game:
“We knew that this was a big game. I know a lot of people had this game circled on the calendar when the schedule was first released. A lot of us were looking forward to it. We were looking forward to the opportunity to get a win and play hard.”

Senior Guard Tiffany Brooks
On the game:

“We never doubted ourselves. We stayed pretty confident. We knew that this was a big game and a game that could get us on the right track. I think we did a better job on penetration tonight. Normally we give up a lot of points to penetration, but I think we cut that off. Our posts did a great job on moving around the perimeter. We did a good job of having a hand up in their face.”