Feb. 10, 2005

Recap |  Box Score |  Notes

Jim Foster, Ohio State head coach
On the game
“We had a lot of different looks. We were a different team on the floor from the one Michigan was ready for.”

On the success of the team
“It goes back to the maturity level. Our success is relative to how hard we work. We give a hard effort every day in practice and good things come of that.”

On looking ahead
“Iowa is who we are concerned with because we play them next. They are the only thing on our minds.”

Ashley Allen, Ohio State senior guard
On her performance
“I tried to stay in the passing line and I was able to get some good layups.”

Brandie Hoskins, Ohio State sophomore guard
On the team’s performance
“We have learned how to play 40-minute games. We just try to play hard like that in every game.”

Beth Howe, Ohio State senior guard
On her performance
“When the opportunity comes, you just make the most of it. You have to know your role and take what’s given to you. I was just in the right place to get those shots.”

Cheryl Burnett, Michigan head coach
Opening statement
“Ohio State is a great basketball team. They have great depth and experience. In a game like this, we just have to take as many positives away as we can.”

On Michigan’s game plan
“We wanted to eliminate their scoring opportunities and limit our turnovers that could lead to fast-break points. Ohio State is lethal when they are in the open floor and we wanted to eliminate them from getting too many easy looks.”

On the game
“We just tried to use this game as a good leaning experience against a great basketball team.”