Nov. 11, 2007
Women's Sports Foundation Challenge
November 11, 2007
Northwestern Wildcats vs. New Mexico Lobos
New Mexico head coach Don Flanagan:
Comments on the game:
"I thought we did quite well against the zone. I thought we were patient and picked our spots. I was especially impressed with our defense. They're usually a lot better than that. I thought our post defense was better and our perimeter defense was even better. We dropped down and helped out on the post a little bit and I thought that was a weakness yesterday."
Comments on Brandi Kimble being named Most Valuable Player:
"I thought that there was no doubt that Brandi was the MVP. She just had a wonderful tournament. She played a great game today not only offensively but defensively."
Comments on hosting the Women's Foundation Sports Challenge:
"It was probably exactly what we needed. To play three different types of teams and I thought there was some pretty good teams here. I thought the competition level was pretty good, especially Dayton. I thought they were tough and didn't give up. It was good for us to have this opportunity and good for our fans to play three games like this at home. I hope we get it again next year because it's of great value for our program. It also helps when your fans have the opportunity see you three times in three days. I thought the fan support was quite good, we have good fan support all three days."
Northwestern head coach Beth Combs:
Comments on the game:
"I apologize to the Lobo fans for not giving them a better run. There are no excuses, but we ran out of gas. We had some injuries that we headed in here with and obviously losing our center in the first game put us in a bind for the third game. We've got to play harder and faster. New Mexico is a great team, they play hard every single possession and we've got to get to that point. It's a great tournament, they are a great team and they are going to do well and we are going to meet them down the line somewhere."
Comments on the new season:
"We've told the girls that the first tournament doesn't make or break your season. We saw some great things and we saw some bad things. Now we just go back, we recruit and we begin again tomorrow."