Dec. 10, 2005
Utah Head Coach Elaine Elliott
"We're moving foreward. We did a much better job in the turnover category tonight. We are handling the ball a lot better. When we finally put them (Gonzaga) away, I thought it was at the defensive end in rebounding that was the key. Our kids made some commitment and made some good decisions and did some of the things we wanted them to do, so I am pleased."
Utah Senior Shona Thorburn
"It was great to get a career high (in assists), but that just means that my teammates were hitting their shots. That's what it's all about - playing as a team. I feel like I am finally getting into my groove. I am starting to hit my shots, so people are starting to guard me more. With my teammates staying open more, it is easier for me to make a pass. During the game today, we all picked it up a bit and started to have fun. We have improved with every game. When we go to Vegas it is going to be some tough competition, but I think that we will do well."
Utah Senior Kim Smith
"We went through a spell where we weren't making shots or executing on defense. But we really turned it around. It was a real momentum shift. This was a real tune-up for next week, because of the stiff competition we'll be facing. Next week will be a good chance to test ourselves again on a neutral court."
Gonzaga Head Coach Kelly Graves
"We got beat by a team that executes better than us. They are playing better as a unit right now than we are. This is our eighth straight road game and, quite frankly, we just haven't had gym time to work on those things that we're deficient at and the fundamentals. Utah makes you pay for mistake. They're a good team."