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Postgame Quotes

 

Nov. 17, 2004

Recap |  Final Stats

Notre Dame Head Coach Muffet McGraw

On Charel Allen's strong play... "She's really come a long way. When we came in for individual workouts, she wasn't used to playing man-to-man. Originally we planned to have Breona [Gray] guard Monique Currie, and she did a little bit, but Charel really shut her down."

On the team's aggressive play... "I thought the referees did a good job. They were very consistent, and now we know how it's going to be. They're going to let you play. Megan [Duffy] did a really good job of protecting the ball. She was getting bumped a little bit, but she can handle it. She's that kind of player."

On Jacqueline Batteast's foul trouble... "Jackie had three fouls, and she knew she couldn't get another one. I thought she played with a lot of intelligence from that point on. Duke was making a run, and we wanted our best players in there."

Notre Dame junior guard Megan Duffy

On the intensity of the game... "Both teams were having a good time out there. There was so much emotion and excitement playing with so many fans behind us. It was intense and it got heated at times, but that's a tribute to our team for sticking in there."

Notre Dame senior All-America forward Jacqueline Batteast

On her style of play... "I think this was the most excited I've been in a game. It's the most I've ever yelled or pumped my fist."

Notre Dame freshman guard Charel Allen

On adjusting to man-to-man defense... "In high school, I didn't play man-to-man, only zone. So coming in here, I had to adjust to watching the player's number instead of the ball."

 

 

On her offensive play... "My coaches kept telling me to shoot more. They yelled at me last game because I didn't do it enough. So today, when I had an open shot, I took it. I couldn't have done it without my teammates and my coaches, though. I credit them."

Duke Head Coach Gail Goestenkors

On the game... "They really wore us down and played smart at the end of the game. It was a tough game for us but we'll definitely learn from it and get better. I'm glad we're playing again on Friday [against Penn State] because we'll see what we're made of."

On Notre Dame senior All-America forward Jacqueline Batteast... "She was in foul trouble for a good part of the game, so when she came back she was very rested and very determined. We were fatigued at that point and she took advantage. Our double teams didn't come quick enough and she did a good job to beat them."

On Notre Dame freshman guard Charel Allen... "She killed us. We weren't planning on the two big threes she hit and she really caused us some problems."

Duke senior forward Monique Currie

On her frustration during the game... "I think we made a lot of mistakes toward the end. We played pretty well for the first half but then we didn't have the same intensity when we came out in the second half. It was a little frustrating trying to get things going."

On playing nearly the entire game... "There may have been a few times I didn't crash the boards because of fatigue, but I felt good for the most part. Some of the small things get away from you sometimes when you're tired."

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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