Milwaukee 55, UIC 54

Jan. 21, 2006

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Head Coach Sandy Botham

On the play of Nichole Drummond
"Nichole is really starting to come into her own and is gaining a lot of confidence and is looking to be the scorer for us wherever we need her. As you see, we had other good, balanced scoring."

On UWM's defense
"They had eight offensive boards in the first half, which we weren't too thrilled about. They only had two in the second half and I think it was conducive to our defense holding them to tougher shots, limiting second shot opportunities."

"We held them below their scoring average. We held them under their shooting average. We held two of their leading scorers well under their averages and that was the difference. It was great to get a home victory like this."

"We talk about it all the time that defense win championships. On our quest for a championship that will be the difference and I thought that was the difference today. Offensively, we shot well, but didn't do what we needed to do to take care of it like we should have."

On the final play of the game
"I was calling for a foul because we were still not in the bonus, but we did not communicate them in the huddle. Turquoise gave us some great minutes down the stretch defensively. We needed the defense late and Turq provided that for us. We went with the defense down the stretch."

On UWM's size advantage
"We tried to exploit their size in the post, but their pressure on the ball was good. They are quick and athletic and our players did not have a lot of looks inside."

On halftime adjustments
"We communicated to our players halftime about the hustle. We knew it would come down to who wanted it more, that the hustle points would win the game for us on the defensive end and rebounding."

Senior Nichole Drummond



On UWM's size advantage
"Down in the post, they used a lot of smaller guards, so I was able to use that a lot. It led to easy points for out team."
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