Feb. 8, 2007
Utah-New Mexico Postgame Quotes (Feb. 8, 2007)
Utah Head Coach Elaine Elliott
"We're a bad defensive team and we're getting exposed terribly. They scored 56 points in a half and you just can't win allowing that."
"We lost communication and weren't disciplined defensively and it's catching up with us."
"We were really just lucky in the first half. We had 12 turnovers and you can't only play well in one half in this league. You just won't win that many games like that."
"There are lessons that this team hasn't learned and we don't have anybody to learn from so it hurts us."
"The first 20 minutes was a gift, because they shot 18% from the field. We didn't have any offensive rebounds and 12 turnovers. It just wasn't a good defensive effort."
"We struggled with their press, it's really difficult with our guards and it hurt us tonight."
Utah Junior Forward Marie Warner
"I think in the second half we didn't come with confidence and take it to them. We didn't get that done."
"We got a little too comfortable with the lead and weren't aggressive. They are a good team and just didn't go away."
"We just need to get back to practice and work on the little things. We need to help ourselves out and be ready for each game."
New Mexico Head Coach Don Flanagan
"We went out (in the second half) and tried to mix it up a little with them full court and that really hurt them. It got them in a transition game, and Utah doesn't want to be in a transition game. They want to play half court."
"We were awful the first half."
"We started shooting it in transition in the second half, being a little more aggressive and competitive."
"Utah's got a terrific team, but that was a great win for us."