Nov. 2, 2007
Milwaukee Head Coach Sandy Botham
On the team's goals for the game
"We wanted to get our players experienced. We subbed our player in platoon-style just to get everybody the opportunity to get out on the floor and get some different combinations. In the second half we changed the combinations up a bit."
On the Panthers' style of play
"We want to push with our style. We have a lot of depth and a lot of different combinations that we can get out on the floor. The first look is always to look and get it going in transition and we wore them out. We want to wear teams out, we pressed and wore this team out in the first half. Our goal with any opponent we see is to really keep the pressure on, make our opponents play on their heels, offensively and defensively. We may not see it in the score at halftime, but we will see it in the end."
On junior Traci Edwards
"She's our go-to. I thought she missed some easy bunnies early and was able to get herself into a rhythm. The offense works around Traci. We work an inside-outside game and we talked about getting it inside. The post should touch it every time down the floor. That opens our outside game. I think all of her baskets in the second half were in transition."
On sophomore Jodie McClain
"Of all our players that came back, (McClain) came back with the greatest amount of improvement. She struggled as a freshman making a transition and this year she has been our most pleasant surprise. She has done a great job in this preseason in practices of finding open people and attacking baskets to open shots for her teammates."
On freshmen Jenilee Klomstad and Lindsay Laur
"We have not had a player with Jenilee's height in our program. She had five offensive boards, a lot of those were with her height. Again, it shows the kind of depth we have. Lindsay is a shooter. She's got great touch from inside and out. She fits so well into our system with her abilities to shoot."