January 05, 2008

UCLA finally slays giant

There are many theories about what went wrong for the Cardinal in their game against UCLA last night. Here are comments from several players:

"It's hard to explain a game like this," said Candice Wiggins. "We knew what to expect and that they were a great team who had played great teams close and they are very good at home. Unfortunately bad shooting and getting in the hole early, we were unable to fight out of this one."

"I think our team was sick of playing with teams at the top and not being able to finish," said Lindsey Pluimer, UCLA's only senior. "We learned from those games and you could tell at the end that we were slowing the ball down, using the clock and being patient which came from the Maryland and Tennessee games."

"I thought it was about what we didn't really do, more than what they did," a disappointed Stanford center Jayne Appel said after the game.

"We talked before the game how hard we needed to play," said Darxia Morris, one of six freshmen on UCLA's roster "It doesn't matter how they play. This was really fun. This is big for us."

If you have the heart to read all about it, here are some game reports:

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