Postgame Quotes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/28/2008

Nov. 28, 2008

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Head Coach Don Flanagan

Opening Statement:
"They played very hard, William and Mary did. They had a different kind of defense then we haven't seen this year - it took a while to get adjusted to it.

"They used a 1-2-2 trap. They trapped on the side and trapped up on top. I haven't seen anybody be that effective with it."

On Amy Baggin's 4-point play and its effect on the team:
"Amy always kind of gets us going because she plays good defense, comes up with something big, is very smart and very competitive. With (William and Mary) running that press and that trap, so that's something where I thought we needed to keep Amy in there."

On playing Nebraska:
"(Nebraska) is very deep, has some quality shooters, they're physical and they'll press you for 40 minutes. They get the ball down the floor and get quick, early offense on you.

"They're 5-0 and play in a great conference. It doesn't get any better than that. You want to play marquee games against good competition. If you can play them at home, it make it an even better experience."

Junior Amy Beggin:

On adjustments to press early on:
"We didn't have any film on them so we didn't really know what they were going to run. It was kind of adjusting on the fly and they were extending their press so we were trying to get the ball to the middle."

Comments on progression of play:
"I think I missed a lot of shots today that I should have hit. My teammates are doing a great job finding me in that zone, so I am just trying to move around and kind of cut through. I give all that credit to my teammates."

On Lauren Taylor's buzzer shot in the first half
"As soon as Lauren got the ball and shot it, I knew it was in just by the way it left her hands, so I was getting excited. It was a great shot, and you have to throw it up and try. We have been working a lot on last second plays at practice and things like that, so I think it is just our confidence in ourselves and just being the aggressor at the end of the game or the end of the half."

On playing undefeated Nebraska in tomorrow's tournament championship game:
"Obviously you want to play the best team. That is how we are going to get better and it will help us for the end of the year. They are a great team and we are looking forward to tomorrow."

On Angela Hartill being in foul trouble throughout the night:
"I was kind of frustrated for her because about three of those fouls she got really weren't her fault. It was frustrating for her, but she is the kind of player who is going to bounce back tomorrow and we just have to be there for her and I think we did that today."

Freshman Lauren Taylor:

On sore ankle:
"It is feeling better. Queenie (team trainer) and I have been working really hard for me to get back. I wasn't sure if I was going to play tonight. Coach had faith in me and I really appreciate that, so I went out and played hard."

On last second shot at the buzzer in the first half:
"Well that happens once in a career. I was like `Hey three seconds might as well chuck it' and hope for the best. I think one time at the end of practice we were playing around, shooting those shots. I guess it helped."

On progression of playing:
"The teammates around me are really supporting me and coach is putting faith in me. Just having that confidence from other people and confidence in yourself, it will keep growing."