Feb. 3, 2013
Pitt vs. USF, Feb. 3, 2013
Head Coach Agnus Berenato
"If you look at the stats the thing that jumps out to me the most and that I found the most frustrating was our free throws. We went 8-20 and several of them were one and ones. I thought that we missed several open shots and three point shots, and I thought that we had some really good looks that we should have scored from. I thought we did a phenomenal job in the first half on defending USF's leading scorers: the Smith sisters and Inga. In the second half Andrea Smith really stepped up and she was the player that she needed to be by scoring 15 points in one half. But again, it comes down to our free throws. If we make our free throws we're in the driver's seat. A free throw is simply just a free throw."
On missing her starting point guard:
"I made the decision to go ahead and let Marquel (Davis) run the point and put Bri (Kiesel) at the number two spot. My point guard is out. She's sitting on the bench with her crutches. Marquel had to be the point today and that was big. Marquel hadn't started for us all year; Marquel is not a point, she's a two. Bri's played the two the whole year and then you have your point guard on crutches. It's not like we had a couple days to practice without Brittany Gordon, but I thought we adjusted really well. I thought Marquel did a really great job and I liked how Bri was taking control and being aggressive. I was proud of them today."
Quoting players Brianna Kiesel and Asia Logan
Brianna Kiesel -- on improving at the free throw line:
"I'm having a tough time at the free throw line right now. Since conference play has started I've been shooting at a low percentage, but I just need to start taking my time at the line. Missing free throws is contagious. When I started missing, Asia started missing, and Marquel started missing, so you can see it is really contagious just like missing shots. If someone's making shots everyone is making shots, if someone is missing shots everyone is missing shots."
Asia Logan -- on having one of her better shooting games:
"I just focused on going straight up and down on my shot and making the shot. One of the other things I really focused on was when I missed a shot to not get too upset or worried. I just had to move on to the next shot and not get discouraged. Those were the things I really tried to focus on when shooting today."