UTA (20-7, 13-4 SBC) 83 vs. ULM (5-23, 2-15) 47
Thursday, March 2, 2017 • College Park Center • Arlington, Texas
UTA coach Krista Gerlich
Gerlich on the team reaching 20 wins
"I am so proud of these kids and the kids that have come before them. They have worked really hard for this and played really well tonight. I liked their intensity from the tip as they were very motivated and very determined the entire trip. It is just really fun to see them achieve that."
On what has made the team successful during this stretch
"Our kids our figuring it out. We have been doing some motivational things before each game that is player led. Today it showed that they are really listening and buying in as we are trying to peak at the right time. This is a really good win for us and really good for our program."
On looking ahead to the end of the regular season at Louisiana
"We have a really big game on Saturday and our kids are going to have to make sure that they can turn it around quick and get their minds right."
Junior center Rebekah VanDijk
On the team's achievement of reaching 20 wins
"It is awesome and like coach Gerlich said to us earlier, there are a lot of teams that don't get to 20 wins. It shows a lot from when she started here when they just had four wins and now we are at 20. It shows where the program is and where she has changed it."
On moving into 11th in UTA history for scoring
"It is nice but it is all about the team. It doesn't matter if I score 20 and we lose, if I can score five and win that is how it goes. I couldn't do it without my teammates and making great passes tonight and they looked at my constantly and I'm glad they could do that and then I could get them assists."
On what she hopes to achieve against Louisiana on Saturday
"We just need to play hard. We started out behind against Louisiana last time so we need to come out strong and play well and play Lady Maverick basketball to go into the tournament strong."
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