Jan. 10, 2004
NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL January 10, 2004
Saint Joseph's 64 GW 62
Postgame quotes GW Coach Joe McKeown
On Amra Mehmedic's 3-pointer with 2:00 to go "I thought that shot was big. 2 minutes to go, we had some momentum, and we had them a little flustered. The shot put them up by 4. That was kind of a backbreaker shot.
"Saint Joe's played really well tonight. You've got to give them a lot of credit. I'm disappointed in the way we played. They got to the foul line a lot. I thought [Erin] Brady played a pretty good floor game. She didn't turn the ball over. That was the difference."
"In the second half, it seemed like nobody could get control of the game. Ugo having to sit really hurt us. She was starting to get some room inside...Part of our problem is we've got to find scoring from some different places, and shoot the ball a lot better. We only shot 38 percent; we've been shooting 50 percent."
"Defensively, we broke down so many times. That's what concerns me. At Xavier or even against Tennessee, defensively we were so solid. Tonight we had breakdowns from all different parts of the floor with different players."
Cathy Joens On GW's mood at the half "We thought we had control of the game going into halftime. We were down by a lot, but we came back. That's when a lot of teams usually beat us. We didn't feel like they were overpowering us."
"Offensively and defensively, we just didn't have a good game today. We didn't get the proper shots in the proper spaces. Everything was off. If our shots had fallen, we would have beaten them. It was just one of those nights."
on the rare home conference loss
"We know that coming in to every single game. We've been on the top of our conference since I've been here...We know that teams are going to come in here and play their best against us. Their film may not look very good, but they're going to give it their all because this is like their championship game....Beating us in conference is the best thing for them."
Did Saint Joe's timeout during her foul shots cause the miss? "You could say it did because I missed it. But it's a shot I should make. Other times I've make it. Today, it just didn't fall."
Anna Monta?ana On Amra Mehmedic's 3-pointer with 2:00 to go "That 3 was huge. We had cut it to one, but then poof--they're back to 4. But we felt like we still had time."
on losing the chance to go undefeated in the A10 "This is a wake-up call. We're supposed to be very good and win every game. We're going to have bad games like this one, but we've still got to win."