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March 15, 1998

Notre Dame Postgame Quotes

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HEAD COACH MUFFET McGRAW
"They amazed me. I'm proud to see our team come out with such poise, to come out and beat a team like Texas Tech. I'm pleased with our defense. I thought if we could hold Thompson to 25 points, we had a chance. As long as we had the lead, we were not going to put (Ruth Riley) her back into the game. Without Ruth, we become a perimeter shooting team. Defensively, we keyed on Hanebutt and Thompson. We considered a box-and-one on No. 43 but knew that their inside game was too good for that. I felt like our keys to the game were rebounding and shooting the ball in the second half. We had a lot of layups and going to Ruth was a big part of it."

RUTH RILEY
"I knew they would come at me. It was really frustrating to sit on the bench. I felt bad to just sit there. I felt like I had to come out the second half and do something for the team."

KELLEY SIEMON
"From the beginning of practice we said to not let Thompson score 39 on us. From the beginning, we pressure their inside. We forced some steals and we capitalized on those. We did a great job of anticipating on offense."

MOLLIE PEIRICK
"Obviously, it's a tough place to play. I'm happy with the way we handled the pressure. I was happy we were able to stay poised and pull it out. We got Ruth back in the second half. I was thinking, 'give it to her.' We need her to score for us to win. We attacked their zone, used dribble penetration and went high low to Ruth (Riley). We needed her to score points for us to win the game."

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7:00 PM
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Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

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8:00 PM
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2:00 PM
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Toledo, Ohio (Savage Arena)

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December 20
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (Breslin Center)

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December 27
6:30 PM
Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tenn. (McKenzie Arena)

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December 29
7:00 PM
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Raleigh, N.C. (Reynolds Coliseum)

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January 2
7:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavilion)

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7:00 PM
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3:00 PM
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Coral Gables, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

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January 12
7:00 PM
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January 16
7:00 PM
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Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)

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January 19
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)

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January 22
12:00 PM
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Chapel Hill, N.C. (Carmichael Arena)

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January 26
7:00 PM
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12:00 PM
Virginia
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February 2
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Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)

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7:00 PM
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1:00 PM
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