Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/18/2009

Nov. 18, 2009

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Head coach Don Flanagan

On tonight's game with Oklahoma State:
"Our main problem was them putting pressure on Amy (Beggin) from another player other than their point guard. They bothered her and tired her out a little bit. Their point guard in the second half just controlled the game. We played a good first half and I felt like all of a sudden we got a little nervous with the ball and we started making poor passes. In the second half, we couldn't shoot. We solved their zone in the second half and they went back to man and we couldn't shoot. We were 2-17 from three point range and 25 percent from the two and that is not going to win you games. I thought over all that rebounding, that they were stronger on the boards.

They were more determined on the boards than us and we didn't do a great job of blocking out. Other than that, there were times when I was pretty happy with what we were doing. We just have a ways to go. We just have to compete against good teams and not just beat bad teams. I felt like that was a good team. They had a lot of depth and a lot of talent. The Australian kid went off in the first half."

Oklahoma State head coach Kurt Budke

On the game against UNM:
"We knew this was going to be a battle. We knew if we held up our end it could be a battle but we also knew that we could come in here and get blown out. Coach Flanagan has a great team and they are going to win a lot of games. Andrea (Riley) had one of the worst nights of her life but still came up at money time. Right now we are really leaning on our seniors to carry us as we mature with the youth."

On Playing in The Pit:
"Anytime you can come into this great arena in front of these great fans, and win a game you have to feel lucky. This is one of the greatest places to play in America. The fans are basketball savvy and that's why we like to come out because the people treat us so well. To bring this team out who is a little inexperienced and come and get it done, we are excited as we can be. This is a heck of a win for our program."