Jan. 26, 2008
New Mexico Women's Basketball
New Mexico Lobos vs. BYU Cougars
Postgame Head Coach Quotes
New Mexico head coach Don Flanagan:
"Well basically it was shooting and rebounding. We didn't rebound with (BYU) and couldn't get a shot in the second half. We shot 16.7%. We have been doing pretty well actually, last two games playing away, we are more fluid, we are moving, we are setting screens, we are cutting. As soon as we get home they just get stationary and they are a little nervous or anxious, I have no idea. I haven't seen that since the last time we were home. I haven't seen that type of offense and that type of nervousness with the ball.
"I don't want to be critical of them. They didn't play well again. We have always played well at home. Since I've been here, even my first year we played well at home. We've always played well at home. I just don't understand it, but I understand one thing and that is we need to go back to work and get better and improve."
BYU head coach Jeff Judkins:
"It was a great win. Neither team scored very well tonight. It was a gutsy effort by both teams and we just seemed to make a few plays at the end when we needed to. It was a great effort by Chessman, she guarded Marsh and I though did a great job, held her to zero points in the second half...Just a great team effort. I thought these young ladies needed it. Sometimes you have to win ugly..."
"(Dionne) Marsh is a very unselfish player, and she had some looks that she gave up. But she knows what her strengths are, and that's getting the ball closer to the basket. She had some shots outside, and I have to give her credit for it. A lot of players would have forced it up, but that's why she is an all-league player, because she knows what her strengths are."
"I guess we like keeping it close here. The atmosphere is awesome and I think it makes your team step it up a knotch. Its sad to see somebody loose because I have so much respect for Don (Flanagan)...It's a great rivalry. One think about them (the Lobos) is they are the classiest team in our conference. If we couldn't win, I'd want them to win."