We were able to open up our lead in the third quarter. We started off the game slow, but picked it up and came out and played well in the third period.

Overall, we're playing well, but we have to keep it up because now it's a one-game season. I feel we're an improved team, but we have to keep working and playing together.

This was a tough loss. We missed key free throws and weren't able to convert in key situations.