It was big time. Both teams were competing at the highest level. In the second half, we came out with a different focus. We told ourselves, 'We've come this far, we're not going to sit down and die now.
I don't think they are vulnerable at all. We were out of sync today and Stanford looked very comfortable on its home floor.
I can't say enough about what's she's done for this conference. I've always looked up to her. She walks on water. She's the Olympic coach, she's won national championships. And she wants to share with you, when you have the guts to ask her a question.
I have a very offensive-minded team. They light up when they make that pass, and they light up when they score.
We've turned into a possession team. That's what good teams do. To be honest, we learned that from Stanford. There's a team that's extremely disciplined and they don't make a lot of mistakes.
Noelle does so many positive things. She's a young lady who just acts like a champion, during good times and bad. How she sees, how she finds the positive in everything, that's a big plus to have someone like that on the court.
We had awesome focus and intensity. If we could do that for 40 minutes, we could beat any team in the country. Cals freshmen are amazing, but our focus and intensity made the difference.
We ended the season on a good little run and we're playing probably our best basketball now. Our defense is feeding our offense and it's much better basketball for us now that we're focusing on defense.
Give Bowling Green credit, they never gave up. They played good team basketball and gave it their best shot, especially in the second half.
We had a couple of different game plans. We have game plan A, B, and C, and we went through the gamut of all of them. The fun of coaching this team is the versatility. We did different things today and really tried to keep them guessing, and I thought we kept them off balance.
I think everyone who plays us is going to pay attention to our perimeter game, but I think our posts actually have been doing a very good job lately.
We matched their defensive intensity, and I think that's why we came out ahead.