Nov. 12, 2010
UNM COACH FLANNAGAN QUOTES
UNM vs. Texas Tech 11/12/10
Opening Statement- "They were a lot more physical than we were. They blocked our cuts. They were the tougher team, more physical, worked harder and their inside game really hurt us. The first time we played them we weren't nervous. It's all about nerves. I tried to press them a little bit but too quick to run that style on them. Their inside people really beat us up and then their outside people were very aggressive on cuts. I'm happy that some of our young players are getting this experience they are learning lessons. They're going to play throughout the season and grow more. I'm disappointed, but I knew we were going to have some problems if they went inside."
What is the biggest thing you can take away from this game?
"Well it is a first game, it's disappointing but first games are first games. It gives me ideas of how we are like now. We are just not able to run our offense efficiently; right now we are not there. It's not that big of a setback it is one game. We got to be tougher, play a lot harder."
How about your seniors?
"They really have to show the way. They have got to really step up. I thought Porche did a good job, throughout the whole game. She was the one exception that I could see. Erin did a nice job inside
How do think the freshmen responded?
"I did not think that any of them played poorly. They were making some errors that were very costly. There were some lessons that they learned tonight."
UNM PLAYER QUOTES
First loss, what do you guys take away from the game?
Torrance-"It was a tough loss, I just think next game we need to put it behind us. Get it back next game."
What were some of the good things you guys saw?
Best- "I thought the last five minutes, we did not give up. I mean we have a young team we are only going to get better. I thought it was a good learning experience for our freshman. They did a good job. I thought everyone played really composed, and we were all competing out there."
Do you guys put this behind you?
Torrance- "We got to put it behind us, we can't dwell on it. Got to get past this game. Get ready for a win."
How could you have changed the outcome?
Best- "Especially the free throws if we made them all, we would have been tied with them. It was just a bad day for free throws and lay ups. They hit a lot of threes too."