Nov. 14, 2011
Michigan Head Coach Kevin Borseth
Opening statement and adjustments made at the half ... "Well, we didn't create anything in the first half defensively. At one point during the timeout I asked the girls how many of them made layups. Well, seven raised their hand, that's 14 points that really changed the dynamics of the game. I thought we put the ball where we needed to. I thought we had some shots on the basket and did not make them. Had we made them, the dynamics of the game would have really changed because all of the sudden they don't feel as confident. We could not make a basket, but in the second half we extended our defense a little bit. We went after them with some traps that helped us a lot.
On getting to the basket, but the team unable to finish ... "We put the ball where we needed to. We had nine turnovers in the lane. In the second half, we had some really good looks, especially off of transitions."
On Rachel Sheffer's play from start to finish ... "In the first half she could not get the ball in the basket. She was pretty frustrated and that gives credit to the other team's defense because they were playing really hard. But in the second half, she was on fire. She got to the basket; she is our kid around the hole."