We started covering their inside. We really wanted to control that at the end. When that happens a smart team does what? They go outside, and that's exactly what they did.

We played the last eight minutes of the game and the first eight minutes of the game, we just did not play with any consistency. That's what did it tonight. We dug ourselves in a hole. We let their pressure dictate what we did offensively.

I'm really excited for the girls. We had a lead, but it's not over until it's over. Maybe we had to learn how to win. I think for us to hold onto this one, helped our confidence more than winning by 15 or 20 points.

They were big. For a freshman stepping up her play, they were big.

I try not to cut the sheep, or ruin the fleece.

I knew at the beginning of the game we weren't ready, then they made us play at a higher level and we weren't ready again.

I'm still looking for them to play a whole game. They just can't relax. They're too young to relax.

Their top player was 6-foot-3-inches. We played a solid first half but we lost it in the second half.

I'm pleased with how we stayed with it. We persevered and we got it done.