Iowa 87, Texas State 45

Nov. 16, 2008

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Head Coach Lisa Bluder
“It was a really good start to the season. I thought we did a good job working for some high percentage shots. We shot the ball extremely well, 56 percent from the field. It was a really nice team win. I just thought that everybody did a good job contributing, no matter when they got in the game or how much they played. It’s nice to get the first one down and now the season is underway.”

On progression of Alexander and Hamlin
“Well I think today they really showed how far they’ve come. JoAnn [Hamlin] is just a presence inside. I love her attitude, that don’t-mess-with-me attitude and I think that really rubs off on the rest of our team. Kachine [Alexander]’s work on offensive rebounds, her defensive effort, and her commitment to working on her offense during the summer is really paying dividends. So to have Kachine back and to have JoAnn back healthy is really key to us.

Sophomore Guard Kachine Alexander
On being back on the court
“I don’t even know how to explain it. There’s nothing like the season opener, it’s like the best game ever. Everybody’s hyped, everybody’s ready to go, and to see all my other teammates making shots, it was just very exciting.”

Senior Center Megan Skouby
On seeing the Big Ten Champions banner
“I just want to go out and be able to put another banner right next to it. It’s something I want to extend upon from last season and have it carry over. It got me excited and ready to go.”

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