We have a great non-conference road schedule.
I think we all felt a little bitter. When that announcement was made, every one of us had a pit in our stomach. Hopefully, the team used that as motivation throughout the summer. I know the coaching staff used it as motivation during the summer - that we didn't want to be back in the (WNIT).
We're going to be an incredibly young basketball team, but sometimes that's fun, too. Sometimes they don't know what they're in for, so it's kind of fun to watch them go through that.
This summer I was feeling really good about what kind of basketball team that we could create.
The first from Lindsay, and then from Jo.
Like any good cook, you go back in the kitchen and you revamp your recipe and you take what you have on hand and you still make up something pretty good. And I think after spending the last two months with the women on our team, I think that with certainty we can whip up something pretty good.
I think your seniors set the tone for what kind of chemistry that you have. You look forward to getting into the gym.
[She] continues just to be incredibly strong. Loves to rebound, can run the floor extremely well, and this year she's added more of an offensive dimension. She's just a little more offensive minded this season.
All of those players have had good experience, and I've always thought that probably the biggest leap in your development comes between your freshman and sophomore years, for most individuals. I think Stacy and Abby have both proved that to be true this year. They've both made very, very good leaps for us.
She is a scoring point guard. She is almost, not quite, as fast as [Iowa guard] Crystal Smith. It's fun to have that dimension out on the floor.
I can't even think, if it continued that way, what would have happened. It wouldn't have been very pretty. On the other hand, having the experience like this, with the comeback, can build great confidence. Do you want it to happen? No, you never want to be down 17-2. But, the best possible outcome came out of this.
It's been heartbreaking. It's been emotionally just very difficult to handle.
I'm just thankful for the free-throw line because we stepped up and made the free throws. Good teams make their free throws and we're getting to the free-throw line so much more this year than we have in the past.