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Liberty at Virginia
December 7, 2011
Postgame Quotes

Virginia head coach Joanne Boyle
On the first half compared to the second half:

“I thought we played a really good first half. We didn’t score for the first six minutes of the second half. It just became an ugly game in the second half. There was a lack of scoring, but I thought we did a good job defensively.”

On how the team looks:
“We still have a long ways to go, but we’ve finally had a lot of time together just to figure out who we are and what we really need to work on. The thing that excites me is we get the next 10 days just to work on us. We get to go into the gym and just get a lot of shots up. We can improve on our offense and improve on our defense. That’s the fun thing about coaching. We get to go into the gym and play basketball.”

Junior guard China Crosby
On playing in-state schools:
“She [head coach Joanne Boyle] talked about all of these games that we are about to play against these opponents are like playing in the national championship for them since we are a big school. We still focus on us. We still focus on what we have to do. We don’t look at it as if it were a different opponent. We look at it as if we were playing another team. We are just going to continue to do the things that we need to do to win the game.”

Senior forward Chelsea Shine
On defending Avery Warley:
“She is a great player. Coach kind of prepared us for her by giving us details and really accentuating the fact that she is an ACC quality player. We had to respond that way and treat her like that. It was stressed to me and the other post players that we really needed to be physical with her and box out.”

Liberty head coach Carey Green
Opening statement:

“First of all we want to congratulate UVa, we felt like their program has continued throughout practice and throughout games to play and improve each time out. They’ve done a great job adjusting to the new coaching staff and we feel like they will continue to improve and have an impact in the ACC and not only the ACC, they’ve already knocked of Tennessee, a very good team.”

On Virginia’s zone defense:

“Tonight we competed against a very good team, a team that continues to fight on the defensive end. They have held their opponents to about 34 percent from shooting and their matchup zone does a great job and we struggled with that all night long. Our shooting percentage was pretty low, shooting 27 percent. Not getting as many shots as we needed to stay in the game and that’s attributed to their good defense and maybe some of our poor decision-making. We feel like they’re going to be an impact in the ACC. And not only that but also nationally.

On what Liberty will work on:
“We’ve got to go back to the drawing board and continue to improve and to look into areas and learn some lessons. This was a lesson that we definitely can take some pointers from and use to help reach our potential.”

Liberty guard Devon Brown
On reaching the 1,000 point mark for her career:

“I’ll take it but I mean we still lost the game tonight.”

On what Liberty needed to do better:
“We didn’t run our stuff. We didn’t run our plays right. I think we could have scored every time but we didn’t come out focused, mentally ready. We struggled, we turned the ball over a lot, not being patient with the basketball, and just throwing it away.”

On playing near her hometown of Waynesboro, Va.:
“It’s not different than playing anywhere else. I just come out, put my shoes on like everybody else and come out and play basketball … I had lot of friends and family came out to watch me play and to support me.”

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