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Postgame Quotes

Nov. 9, 2012

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Marshall Head Coach Matt Daniel

Opening statements:

We’ll take them any way that we can get them.  I am ecstatic to be a part of a program that’s now no longer five hundred forever.  We are now 1-0.  We beat a very good team today.  In Radford, they don’t show up until 50 minutes before the game and take the floor because they are so experienced.  They’ve been through it together already.  They are an experience-laden team. 

It’s kind of like golf.  They don’t ask you how you got it done, just if you got it done and how many.  And I don’t care if it’s one or one hundred, we’ll take the win today and put it in that left-hand column and move on to Indiana State.

On Radford’s defense creating turnovers

It’s not being in that situation before with this head coach and being really young at that spot.  We haven’t faced that yet.  We haven’t faced a press or a matchup or whatever you want to call it.  We turned the ball over 25 times, and a freshman point guard has seven of them.  That’s a huge chunk of them.  And then it’s playing under duress and a new environment, new situation […] It’s all new.  It was new for me. […] Radford is very experienced, but I could tell that our team needed to win that game.  We didn’t need to come up short on the scoreboard and we were fortunate enough to be able to do so. 

Shay Weaver on clutch three-pointers at the end of the game:

Just coming off the screens and getting good passes from my teammates when I was open. 

From Coach Daniel: Shay really competed today.  She didn’t get lost in the shuffle.  She stuck her nose in there and was trying to win the game.  Not individually but as a part of the whole.  If we get five going like that, it’s kind of like the second half of the game versus Kentucky State, then it starts clicking a little bit. 

Weaver on the fatigue factor

I think we felt pretty good throughout most of the game.  We conditioned a lot so I think we’re in pretty good shape.