Jan. 8, 2013
Utah Head Coach Anthony Levrets
I am really pleased with our effort. We played a really good team and obviously Chucky (Jeffery) made a ton of plays tonight to beat us. But I am pleased with my team's effort and we'll keep working and try to get ourselves ready to go on Sunday.
On Utah's shooting:
(Colorado) plays a lot of pressure and puts a lot of pressure on the ball. When that happens, (we) start to get a little more tired and we (start to) miss jump shots. I think we've got to make sure we get the ball down inside more. We lost our point guard (Danielle Rodriguez) to a concussion tonight so not having her on the floor kind of shortened our rotation and got us a little more tired than we normally would be. But that's something that we just can't control.
On Utah's defense:
We feel like we can defend. One of the things that hurt us though was Chucky (Jeffery). (She's) a special player and there were a few times when she just had the ball in her hands the entire possession and made a play at the end of it. We are going to have to figure out a way to not let that happen the next time around.
On opening Pac-12 play against three ranked teams:
Our kids aren't into moral victories. We're happy with effort, but at some point in time, you've got to put a `W' in the column. We're going to do everything we can to get ourselves out and ready on Sunday to give ourselves the best chance to win.
On plans to prepare to play Colorado again on Sunday:
My plan first of all is to give our kids some rest. (Having) three games in five days doesn't seem like it's in the best interest of the kids, but we'll get back home and get rested. We're in class right now, so (we will) get back to class and then practice on Friday and implement a game plan that we feel like will give us the best chance to win.