Feb. 16, 2017
UTA (17-6, 10-3 SBC) 69 vs. Georgia Southern (11-14, 7-7) 60
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 • Hanner Fieldhouse • Statesboro, Ga.
UTA coach Krista Gerlich
On holding on to defeat Georgia Southern
We did not shoot the ball very well in the first half and played 14 points without Rebekah (VanDijk) and had a five-point lead at half time. I felt like if our kids continued to do what we do we, they turned their defense into our offense which helped us. They really believed in the process tonight.
On playing with VanDijk for much of the game
It is crucial for us and that is going to happen somtimes at this point in the year. I don't think Rebekah was smart in some of her fouls and we will let her have one. But Teo came in well and handled herself and did really good and clogged up the middle. I thought we had some guards step up and put the ball in the hole to keep that lead.
On what she is going to take from tonight into Saturday's game at Georgia State
We have to continue our mentality of being road warriors and taking it one game at a time. Georgia State is a good basketball team and has a lot of talent. We are playing on their home court, so we have to make sure we are ready and focused and don't get down when it doesn't go in the hole. We just keep shooting it and seeing if it goes in.
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