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Postgame Quotes

 

Nov. 3, 2009

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Notre Dame Quotes

Head Coach Muffet McGraw
Opening Statement...
"I thought offensively we did a lot of good things. That's where you're going to see the strength of our bench. I was pleased with the way that we came off the bench. I'm really happy with some of the things we did on offense. I thought we rebounded really well despite the size that we don't have right now. Offensively, I think we've got some work to do on the block and not fouling so much. We fouled way too much. I think that's the one thing that we have to take away from the game and work on."

On individual performances...
"I thought Skylar (Diggins) was a good spark and Natalie (Novosel) really got things started for us. She played really well as her first time as a starter. I thought Skylar played a very intelligent game, and she played a lot freer tonight. (Erica Solomon) is the x-factor for our team, and I think she played really well tonight."

On playing in Purcell Pavillion...
"I liked it. I think there were a few people a little close to me. I hope that changes next week because they probably won't get a very good view behind the bench. I thought it was loud. There was a lot of excitement and it looked great."

Natalie Novosel - So. - G
On playing as a sophomore instead of a freshman...
"It's a huge difference. The butterflies and everything are gone. It just feels a lot better, more confidence and everything. I just can't even describe."

Skylar Diggins - Fr. - G
On her first game...
"It was a real first game for me so I was probably a little anxious. We're going to do what Coach (McGraw) wants us to do and if we don't we're going to be a little upset with ourselves. (Having my family there is) great and helps me feel more comfortable and settle my nerves."

Erica Solomon - So. - F
On team intensity and her performance...
"Of course we wanted to keep up the intensity. I'm trying to use my speed and my footwork to my advantage. In the off-season I worked on not even touching the ball, but my conditioning. I think that's improved a lot."

University of Indianapolis Quotes

LeAnn Freeland - Head Coach

On the game...
"I just want to thank the University of Notre Dame for allowing us to come and play in their beautiful facility. Our ladies were very excited about the opportunity to come and play. I know Notre Dame has a phenomenal program, and for our ladies to have an opportunity to come and play here was a great experience."

On Notre Dame's defensive intensity and the problems it caused her team...
"We definitely were not quite prepared for the type of pressure that they were able to put on us. I thought early in the first half and early in the second half we were a little fresher so we were able to handle it a little bit better, but their overall size, strength, and athleticism is just too much for us. I think we could have handled it a little bit better, but they do what they do very well."

 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

November 3
7:00 PM
Roberts Wesleyan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 11
7:00 PM
Central Michigan Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 14
7:00 PM
WNIT Quarterfinals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 17
7:00 PM
WNIT Semifinals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 20
3:00 PM
WNIT Final
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

CBS Sports Network
November 22
8:00 PM
UL-Lafayette
Houston, Texas (Campbell Center)
November 26
1:00 PM
TCU
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 30
9:00 PM
Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)

BTN
December 4
1:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 7
7:00 PM
UConn
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
December 10
8:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill. (McGrath-Phillips Arena)
December 18
2:00 PM
Toledo
Toledo, Ohio (Savage Arena)
December 20
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (Breslin Center)

BTN
December 27
6:30 PM
Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tenn. (McKenzie Arena)
December 29
7:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (Reynolds Coliseum)

ACC Network Extra
January 2
7:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavilion)
January 5
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
January 8
3:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

ESPN Flex
January 12
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind.

ACC Network Extra
January 16
7:00 PM
Tennessee
Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)

ESPN2
January 19
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)
January 22
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Carmichael Arena)

ESPNU
January 26
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
January 29
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
February 2
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
February 6
7:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
February 12
1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
February 16
7:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)
February 19
5:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Carrier Dome)

ESPN2
February 23
7:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
February 26
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
March 17
TBA
NCAA First/Second Rounds
TBD
March 24
TBA
NCAA Regionals
TBD
March 31
TBA
NCAA Semifinals
Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)
April 2
TBA
NCAA Final
Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)

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