March 17, 2007
NCAA Women's Basketball
Florida State Seminoles
Head Coach Sue Semrau
(Opening Statement) "Old Dominion gave us everything we could handle, they hit the boards extremely hard. I challenged the team at halftime to keep Old Dominion off the boards and I think that was the difference in the basketball game. We had a lot of good individual performances in the basketball game, Mara Freshour was critical in handling the pressure and attacking. Alicia Gladden also had a great game and is now the all time steals leader at Florida State.
(On handling the ODU pressure "I would like to compliment our teams work ethic and there is no player that came in harder than Davis-Cain.
Florida State Guard Alicia Gladden:
(On handling the ODU pressure) "I'd like to complement Davis-Cain, she played tough defense and Brittany Miller, she gave us the edge we were looking for.
(On limiting T.J Jordan) "We watched a lot of film on her coming in and Davis-Cain got her out of her rythmn and made her take tough shots.
Florida State Center Britany Miller
(On her post play) "I just came in and played hard and was able to be successful. I tried to play tough defense and be a factor on the boards.
Florida State Guard Tanae-Davis Cain
(On stopping T.J Jordan) "Defense wins games, our coaches preach that to us everyday in practice and we knew we had to stop Jordan to be successful. We were able to do that well
Old Dominion Lady Monarchs
Head Coach Wendy Larry:
(Opening Statement): More often than not, when you out-rebound a team and take more shots than a team, sometimes you get that "w". In our situation today, the ball wasn't friendly to us and going into the basket at times when you really need to get a break for yourselves. We had some crucial turnovers at critical times and that's somewhat about us. Obviously, it was a disappointing loss."
(On Florida State's shooting): "I think we knew that certainly, they had good shooters. We were a step slow in our zone, finding them and pointing them out. Give credit where credit is due. I thought they shot the ball exceptionally well and it wasn't just their three-point shooters. Miller shot the ball in the mid-range as well as we've seen her on game tape. So there were probably some easy touches for her, but we were more concerned with her power game than we were with her mid-range. Obviously, an adjustment that we needed to think about."
(On whether or not there was a mental breakdown by the team as the game progressed) "Two possessions, we turned the ball over unforced. (Turnovers) can make or break you. In a game like this, against a very good basketball game, you've got to take care of the ball. It was really critical that our seniors step up. In a game like this, it's very important that they show us the way."
(On Tamara Ransburg's eye) "I believe that the initial indication is that she has a little scratch on it. Hopefully nothing serious that wouldn't be able to get fixed through rehab."
(On why she was having three-point shooting trouble): "Well, I don't think it was anything that they did. I mean, they rushed at me a couple of times, but I took my time, but they just didn't fall."
(On what was going on in her mind when she walked off the court in her final collegiate game) "For me, it was my last collegiate game and me and Tish, we played hard. We gave our everything."