Dec. 14, 2001
Colorado State Coach Tom Collen
“Elizabeth English has had an ACL tear before and she knew it instantly, it was the same feeling. The doctor can confirm that. Katie Borton (her knee) was too puffy but we think something is torn.
“We have to bounce back from the injuries and I think our kids focused on putting the game away.
“We didn’t shoot well but our defensive effort saved us. Our freshmen really did a nice job on defense.
Xavier Coach Melanie Balcomb
“We came out a little intimidated because they are a ranked team (No. 18/16) and have good size. Our players are very young and inexperienced. We made a lot of mental mistakes.
“Their defense really moved their feet. They took away passes in the post and we couldn’t get anything in the paint. We just played hesitant and very tentative.”