Jan. 26, 2012
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Michigan Head Coach Kevin Borseth
On poor first half start ... "We had the shots. We were 0-11 from the arc in the first half with really good shots. We got where we wanted to get to, we got in the lane, hit the shot in good rhythm, last time we didn't have good rhythm shots, last time we played them. I thought the rhythm shots in the first half were exactly what we had to take; I mean obviously every time we got in that lane, they collapsed and forced out kids to pitch it. We threw it to the right people, didn't make it."
On Penn State feeding off the frustration ... "The game is relatively close and all of a sudden you just miss, miss, miss, and sooner or later it comes down and they figure it is going to go in the basket, which is what happened. It just snowballed in the wrong direction. The kids tried hard and one game does not make a season. Penn State has a very good team obviously and we just have to pick the pieces up and get ready to go for Monday."
On Nya Jordan's double-double ... "I thought Nya was fantastic. She got 12 rebounds, she had four assists, she had some points. She didn't shoot it from the free throw line very well, but I thought Nya did great. Nya, in my opinion, was our shining star of the game."
On the play of Sam Arnold off the bench ... "Sam and Nya both came in and gave us some very positive things. Sam scored 12 points very efficiently, 5-11 from the floor. She did a good job defensively too, we figured Sam had a good chance in this game and she did a great job. "
On second half of Big Ten schedule ... "I'd rather play on Sunday because that extra day means that we get squeezed for the next two games that we play, but it is what it is. We are going to get that extra day obviously and we'll be ready to go on Monday. I would sense that the kids are probably a little bit hungry after tonight, even though the effort was there, probably wasn't in their favor."