Nov. 20, 2011
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TEXAS POSTGAME QUOTES
Senior guard Yvonne Anderson
On having a shot blocker like Ashley Gayle: It's great. I told Ashley after the game I feel bad for the other team. Basically, we are directing them to go right to her. If she doesn't block it, she definitely scares them coming back out. It allows us to take more chances and be aggressive on defense, as well, as guards. We can reach for the ball every now and then knowing she is back there. She honestly saves us on a lot of stuff. I honestly don't know if there are a lot those in the country who do it as well as Ashley.
Senior post Ashley Gayle
On setting a new school record for career blocks: I think it's pretty cool. I think that's why I came to Texas, and I think that is why everybody comes to Texas, to pursue those big goals and records that people in the past have set. To be able to put a mark on UT history and on this program is really special to me and means a lot.
Head coach Gail Goestenkors
Opening statement: I was really pleased with the way we started the game. I thought our energy, our focus and our intensity was really good. That is the way we want to start games. But, then I thought we hit a bit of a lull and started turning the ball over unnecessarily. We just lost our focus a little bit. The turnovers, we've got to take care of them because we know we are getting ready to see great competition in Hawaii. Every possession matters. We will learn from this tape and get better.
On Ashley Gayle setting UT's career blocks record: It's huge. A.G. (Ashley Gayle) has been a great defender. She takes so much pride in her defense and the way she defends and the way she block shots. It can really change games. She gets into the heads of guards and post-players that are used to being able to get wide open shots. So many times they think they have an open lane for a layup, and then she comes out of nowhere and blocks it. Once that gets in your head, it changes the confidence level of the people she is going against. The blocks you see are spectacular. But, I think she also changes so many shots. She blocked seven shots today, and I'll bet you she changed 10 other shots as well.