Very rarely since I have been at Connecticut have we had someone who we expected to be good go off on us and get 30 points. For the most part the person that is supposed to get a lot of points, usually doesn't get it against us. I think that is just taking pride in not allowing somebody to just go out and dominate us.
I think it's gone to us having some success and knowing we can get a lot of things done to everybody wanting to do it right away instead of just letting things go in the flow like it was when we were doing well. I think that's just the biggest thing right now we're so in a hurry to do things that it's not turning out well.
When she came in the locker room, that was the first time I've ever seen her show a lot of emotion. She was very, very emotional. She was just more responsive than she's been before. And she understood that a lot of the responsibility was on her. So you could tell that it hurt her and it really, really bothered her that we didn't win that game.
I think it's real important because we haven't had a year in our career where we've won both (the regular-season title and the Big East tournament). We've always won one or the other. So I think that's something that we've talked about also as being part of being apart of our legacy to be able to say that we won both regular season and tournament championships.
I don't think we understood that last year, but this year we've gotten better at understanding that we need to pull the next generation along. Next year, they're not going to have any seniors. They have to be ready to do the same things we're doing. Then they'll understand why we're always on them. When it's their turn, they'll be ready.
It's something that we met with Coach about ... putting the game on our shoulders. We just want to know that we determined the outcome and I'm really happy that Ann made those shots, because it's just further proof that we're still trying to embrace this team and put it on our back and lead us to victory.