Feb. 22, 2004

Recap| Box Score| Notes

Ohio State head coach Jim Foster
On today’s game compared to the previous Illinois game in January
“I think we are just a better basketball team. If you were to look at 15 categories in the game, I think we are better in all of them. We made some good adjustments from an offensive point of view. Our guards were really in control today and I think they made some good decisions.”

On the play of junior guard Caity Matter
“I think Caity (Matter) has grown a lot in the last month and she is proving to be more than just a one-dimensional player.”

Ohio State senior forward LaToya Turner
On the emotions of senior day
“Today was a big game and it was the last time on the court in front of our fans and friends, but we knew we had to stay focused.”

On the defensive effort
“I thought we played a lot better on defense and I think we got after it today and stayed consistent on offense.”

Ohio State junior guard Caity Matter
On the offense
“I thought we communicated very well on defense and our offense just fed off of our defense.

On the improvement of Ohio State as a team
“We have been improving each day. We have a ways to go, but we are getting there.”

Illinois head coach Theresa Grentz
On the game
“We couldn’t shoot. We had shots available and could not make them. I think physically and athletically, Ohio State intimidated us and they played very well.”

On senior center Cindy Dallas
“Cindy plays hard and gives everything she has. Every generation seems to have a theme and this group seems to be tolerant, but what makes Cindy different is she doesn’t tolerate anything.”