Minnesota Indiana Quotes

Quoting Fever Head Coach Brian Winters
“From looking at the stats before the game, I thought it would be a very evenly matched game.  We shot 34%, but our defense was good enough to hold their shooting percentage down.  We hit a couple of big three’s at the end.   Then we hung on to get the job done.”

(on Tamika Catchings)
“I’m not as worried about her shooting as everyone else is because she does all the other things to help the team.  2000 points is a fantastic accomplishment and there’s probably another 2000 in there.”

  Quoting Lynx Head Coach Suzie McConnell Serio
“It was very difficult and disappointing.  We missed a lot of lay-up opportunities.  They capitalized 14 points on our turnovers.  We got a good look at the end and it was a tough loss.”

  Quoting Fever’s Kelly Miller
(on tonight’s game)
“Overall, I thought we played well.  We know how to finish close games.  But there are areas that we can improve upon.”

(on outscoring Lynx in the post)
“It’s a credit to us, trying to get the ball inside.  We did a good job defensively guarding their big players.”

  Quoting Fever’s Kelly Schumacher
(How did Fever out score Lynx in the post?)
“For us, we have  been focusing more on an inside/outside game.  We wanted to work inside and be an all around team.  We have great perimeter players who can open it up for us.  We played good team defense with effort down low.  We threw several defenses at them, a Diamond and 2, man-to-man, and a trap in the post.”

(on the physical game)
“We expected it to be physical with the big bodies they have in the post.  Katie Smith and Svetlana Abrosimova are both strong players which made for a physical game.”

  Quoting Lynx’s Katie Smith
(on the last shot)
“It slipped out of my hand a little.  It was a do or die situation and we didn’t take advantage of the opportunity.”

(on turnovers)
“They have been a constant throughout the season.  We hurt ourselves with several turnovers.  Especially the ones they converted into fast break opportunities.”

  Quoting Lynx’s Stacey Lovelace
(on turnovers)
“We were trying to force it a little bit.  We kept trying to hit the home run with the long passes when we needed to just come down the court and set up our offense.  We needed good possessions instead of rushing it.  We had a lot of missed lay-ups and didn’t capitalize on our chances.”