Iowa 63, Penn State 57

Feb. 15, 2009

Recap | Box Score | Notes

Iowa Head Coach Lisa Bluder
“We talked about how pathetic our first-half performance was at halftime. We weren’t going for loose balls or boxing out. I thought we played much better defense and we rebounded the ball much better the second half.”

“I’m really proud of our players! We believed we could win this game.”

“Kachine and Wendy had a combined three rebounds at half and finished with 22 rebounds. They really stepped up their play in the second half.”

“I thought Wendy and Kristi demonstrated tremendous senior leadership today. I thought Kristi had a very good game today shooting the ball.”

“This was a great wake-up call for us. We weren’t ready to play in the first half. In my mind, it was the defense and rebounding that turned the game in our favor.”

“Coming back from this large a margin gives us a lot of confidence.”

Senior Kristi Smith
“We knew we could come back. We needed to chip away at the lead and play solid defense.”

On her shooting today
“My teammates were getting me good passes and I had the confidence today.”

On the momentum shift
“When we got to within 10 points, I thought they (Penn State) started to get rattled.”

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