Marshall vs. Tulsa Post Game Quotes

Jan. 18, 2008

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Marshall Head Coach Royce Chadwick

On the game: "I thought we played very unselfishly. I thought we did a really good job making the extra pass and creating something for our teammates. Our post players came out and tried to established the paint. They have a very a good basketball team and their post players are outstanding. They have tremendous shooters and they have the total package. They're a little inexperience right now and when they do gain that experience, they're going to be an outstanding force. They'll be someone to contend with. I like our team and I think our team is getting better. That's probably one of the better home games we've been able to put together from top to bottom. Our bench was huge, they came in and we received major contributions from [Meg] Withrow and [Meagan] Sammis. They did a great job of doing things on the offensive end. Melody Hudson did a lot of great things on the defensive end."

On the first half run: "When we get our defense going, it sets up our offense. When we get a steal from Casey [Baker] or a deflection from Kizzy [Hart] or a loose recovery from Withrow we get the ball out and run. We're an explosive offensive basketball team and it usually comes from one of our guards getting their hands on the ball."

On out rebounding Tulsa in the second half: "A lot of our rebounds come from balls that are tipped once or twice. It might get tipped by Chantelle [Handy] and then knocked around by Tynikki [Crook] and Meg Withrow ends up with it. I think it's a chemistry thing. I don't believe there's a jealous person on our team. I don't think Casey cares if she scores or not, but I do know she likes it with Meg scores. I don't think Meg cares if she scores, but I do know she likes it when Casey scores. That's the same thing with rebounding.

Marshall Guard Casey Baker

On Tulsa: "We knew they were very post oriented, so we figured if our guards came out and played really tough defense we'd be okay."

Marshall Guard Meg Withrow

On scoring: "Anytime a shooter goes out and hits their first shot and then knocks down a second I think their confidence goes up and the rest of the team feeds off that."

On her recent shooting performance: "I don't know what it is, it happened about this time last season when my shot just started coming around. It's there and I'm glad it's there."

On Tulsa's defense: "We just focused on penetrating and kicking and not giving them a chance to block our shots. We really tried on getting the open shot behind the perimeter."