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Dec. 15, 2001

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Ohio State Head Coach Beth Burns
“We have grown up so much this weekend and the tournament has been a tremendous experience. We played a terrific game last night. Today everybody regrouped and we played as hard as we could. Hopefully, this win will help us coming in to the Big Ten season.

“Success and confidence are so intertwined. In both games we had great starts and that was a big key. Last night, the five older kids really earned the opportunity to win that game. Today, we knew our freshmen had to really help us.”

Ohio State forward Courtney Coleman – Team high 21 points
“I have been posting up bigger and it’s easier for the guards to see what’s open in the post.”

Ohio State guard Lauren Shenk – Season-high 18 points, Career-high 8 assists
“Courtney was 10-for-12 (FGs) and had no trouble scoring. She had easy points, so it was easy for us guards to pass it in to her.

“The first three (3-pt. FG) today was big for my mentality. I realize when I’m not hitting from the outside I have to change what I am doing and help the team.”