Kansas vs Binghamton Quotes

Nov. 20, 2005

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Kansas Postgame Quotes

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November 20, 2005

Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson:

On the first half start:

“I thought defensively we had tremendous energy coming out of the locker room. I thought our defense created a lot of offense in the first half and in spurts in the second half. I thought we were much better in the first 20 minutes.”

On the guards:

“I was pleased. I felt like we addressed our exhibition games and played as if they counted. They played like veterans. I thought they stepped up and played older than they probably are right now. They played with great confidence and great poise.”

On Senior guard Kaylee Brown:

“I think she plays with confidence. She’s playing very smart right now. She reads screens and moves well without the ball. With her shot fake and one-dribble move she’s getting the separation she needs. She looks fantastic. There’s not a lot of pepperoni to her game, there’s a lot of oatmeal, but she’s consistent. She’s not an animated kid and she doesn’t need to be. She brings some calmness, especially for the youngest players.”

On Senior guard Erica Hallman sitting out the game:

“Right now the most important thing in our program is for our young men and women to graduate. That takes a commitment. Right now until Erica commits to graduating and is disciplined to do what she is capable of doing, she will serve her suspension until we make a decision. Day-to-day, she has things that she has to take care of. I like how the kids have handled it. They love her and respect the fact that she’s a good basketball player, but they all agree that she’s got to graduate.”

Freshman Guard Ivana Catic

On the Game:

“I felt like we came out with a lot of intensity. I tried to look at Bonnie (Henrickson) for plays, but I did what I felt was right.”

Senior Guard Kaylee Brown:

On her performance:

“I don’t think I did anything different in this game. I played like I always do. I am trying to focus on helping out in other areas of the game.”

Binghamton Head Coach Rich Conover

On the game:

“I thought Kansas came out with good intensity and really dictated the tempo. To our credit, I felt like we played better in the second half. The game was an outstanding experience for us and we love playing in Allen Fieldhouse. I feel like coach Henrickson has a great team and a great staff that is going to be on the rise.”

On Kansas’ speed:

I thought that was the deciding factor. They have great speed out on the perimeter. Every time we had a miscue with the ball on the offensive end, it was an easy bucket on the other end. We really had trouble matching up in the transition game with them, and that’s because of the outstanding speed that they have.”

On Rachel Laws reaching the 1,000 plateau:

“Rachel has been the backbone of our program the last few years. She is an outstanding person and a very hard worker. She doesn’t care about individual credit; she was just exhorting her team to play better in the second half. I couldn’t be more proud or pleased for her accomplishment. With the tradition of Kansas basketball, what a great place to get your 1,000th point. I think it’s something she will remember for the rest of her life.”

Senior Guard Jen Blues

On returning home to play Kansas:

“It’s good to be home and have a lot of family here cheering you on. It was good to play in Allen Fieldhouse. I always came to the KU games growing up, so it was nice to be back here.”

On the game:

“We played them even in the second half, but in the first half we just dug ourselves too big of a hole. It was just a disappointing first half.”