Feb. 9, 2007
Michigan State Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie
On the team's inconsistent play...
I think going up 18 after halftime was definitely the positive of the game. We went on quite a run and it's just disappointing that we didn't keep the intensity up. We really did not do that. We made it much more of a game than it needed to be and there you have it. Good thing we played defense. Good thing we contested shotsand tried to force them to score. We get an opportunity to play them again (next Thursday) and we welcome that opportunity. This definitely wasn't our `A' game.
On the continuing improvement in Mia Johnson's play...
Mia's getting in a groove a little bit. I would like to see her rebound more, but that's kind of being demanding of her. She had four and she worked hard on the boards. She's got to reduce her turnovers, but she's also handling the ball more and running a little bit more point guard so she's going to have some of those. She played strong and tough. I love her game. She's a tough nut. She goes in there hard and really stays focused.
On Victoria Lucas-Perry's 10 rebounds...
She did work hard. Vic didn't really have her game going in terms of making her shots and sometimes that will happen. I really am proud about the 10 rebounds she got. She was working the boards hard and she needs to do that. I thought she was just really strong to the board and that was her game tonight.