Coach Bluder News Conference Transcript
Nov. 17, 2013
COACH BLUDER: This is one of those games we were waiting for as far as the change in the officiating. We were kind of dreading and it came to fruition tonight. This is what worries me. Maybe they called the right way tonight, but it was totally different than the first three games of the year, and that's what has my concern is that there is no consistency across the board in that, and I think that's difficult for the players to adjust game by game to officials, adjust to the tempo of the game. Sitting on the bench for a long period of time like Bethany had to do tonight and then come back in the game, it's hard sometimes to refocus and do that. We had a battle with Bethany in foul trouble, Sam in foul trouble. Sam got a quick two in the first half as well.
It's just something that we're going to have to adjust to and it doesn't make the game perfect by any means. On the other hand, some other good things. Ally I thought did a nice job for us as our leading scorer, leading rebounder tonight. Shot the ball extremely well. It's fun when every one of your players scores and every one of your players gets a rebound.
I think when Hailey Schneden hit that basket, our bench was so excited; it was like we just won the Big Ten Championship. But that's how much this team gets along and cares about each other, and that's what makes it fun. So, you know, moving on to Colorado now, and that's obviously a big challenge, top 25 team and our first road test.
Q. How valuable are Hailey's minutes going to be when you get into games like this?
Q. So you had one game to fine tune some things before Colorado. Did you accomplish that tonight?
Q. You guys have already played one ranked team this year and got the win against them. How much did that game help you for what's coming up now with the Buffaloes?
Q. Coach, has there been anything that's surprised you about Ally in her role in the first couple of games?
Q. How much improvement or have you seen improvement from Ally over these last few weeks since she started playing games? (No Microphone)?
Q. Coach, talk about lack of depth maybe on the bench, but yet you have 33 points and I know Ally had a lot to do with that tonight but what does that say about the people you are bringing in?