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Geno Auriemma Game Day Quotes

Nov. 1, 2013

Freshman guard Saniya Chong

On how her skills are transferring at the college level:

“I think that I’m going to get there. I’m just a little nervous getting the hang of it right now. Practice is practice, but games are different. Coming out here in my first game I wanted to take it slow.”

On what she did best:

“I think limiting my turnovers. When I would handle the ball and go down the court I would really try to limit my turnovers and bad passes.”

On evaluation of her play:

“The first half was rough but once the second half started I just became more focused so I think that was better.”

Sophomore Guard Moriah Jefferson

On Brianna Banks returning from injury:

“She played well. It was the first game of the season and as everyone knows, she just got cleared for full play. I think she came out and played well. She played well on defense and made some good plays going to the basket too.”

On her first exhibition game last season and evaluation of Chong tonight:

“It was nerve-wracking. I think she did better than I did last year. On the court talking to her, she wasn’t as nervous. She made some good plays and she got a good layup in. She missed her first free throw and she never misses free throws so that must have been nerves. Other than that, she played well.”

On getting tuned up for the regular season:

“It’s good that we came out and played this way. Like Coach Auriemma says, no matter where you are playing at, as a team we need to be on the same page. I think we came out and shared the ball well and we all played good defense.”