Cincinnati-College of Charleston Postgame Quotes

Nov. 25, 2012

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College of Charleston at Cincinnati
Fifth Third Arena
November 25, 2012
Postgame Quotes

Bearcats head coach Jamelle Elliott

On College of Charleston coming back from 13 points down at the half to tie the score:

“Well I really wasn’t too happy with the way we started the second half. I really wanted us to come out and have just as much intensity, just as much energy as we did in the first half and we didn’t. Luckily it didn’t hurt us this game, but moving forward I am going to be expecting our guys to start that second half with a lot more energy.”

On College of Charleston Latisha Harris:

“She’s their go-to player. Before the game today, she was averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds or something like that. She was averaging a double, double. We knew they were going to go to her to start the second half, but we were ready for it. We talked about it at halftime but we still allowed her to turn baseline and get some shots off against us. We just got to tone things up a bit, tighten things up a bit and I think we’ll be ready to go. I’m happy once again with the way we started the game. We got out to a nice little lead. Unfortunately, we got Tiffany [Turner] out with a concussion; hopefully she won’t be out too long. But we are starting to get thin in the post, so we need to get healthy quick.”

On how UC was able to play pressure defense without fouling:

“One of our goals going into the game, we didn’t want them to get into the one and one. We let Kent State get into the one and one last week when we were up there. So this game our goal was not to allow them to get into one and one. Our post players got into foul trouble up there. We didn’t want [Lesha] Dunn and Tiffany, those guys to get quick fouls, so we did a really good job of playing solid defense without fouling which I was really happy about.”



On Dunn’s play against to Cougars:

“I’m starting to believe now. Because she was inconsistent her last year, her junior year, when she was here for her first year, I wasn’t sure yet if this was going to be something we see every night. But this is two games in a row that she was solid for us and now that is what I expect. Hopefully everybody else expects it. I know her teammates expect. I know the coaches expect it. So we’re looking forward to having her get a double, double player every game.”