Jan. 28, 2000
Washington Head Coach June DaughertyGENERAL REMARKS: This is a great win for so many reasons, for the program, for the crowd and for a young team trying to turn the corner. This is something we knew we were capable of. This team never quits and this was a team win. Weve ripped up our goal sheet for the season and limited it to three goals: emotion, intensity, improvement.
ON INVITING THE CROWD ON TO THE FLOOR: It was a great moment for this program. I wanted to make sure everyone had an opportunity to be part of history.
Washington Post Carli HalpennyGENERAL REMARKS: I hadn't played in so long. I was so excited to play. It felt good. That game was incredible.
Washington Guard Loree PayneGENERAL REMARKS: We really got things turned around. The big thing was to increase intensity and emotion because we have a lot of talent on this team. We just need to play like this every game the rest of the year. The biggest challenge right now is ourselves. It doesn't matter who were playing.
ON THE WASHINGTON CROWD: Our crowds are awesome. Our fans are the best, they bring so much emotional intensity to our team. They're the greatest.
Stanford Head Coach Tara VanDerveerGENERAL REMARKS: This game was an example of Washington playing extremely well and extremely hard. This is why I told the team they were dangerous, when they're in a situation they are in. This is not what Washington basketball has been in in the past. They want to be part of the good things of basketball. The three point shooting of (Loree) Payne and (Megan) Franza.....that's their weapon. We went over that in the scouting report about a hundred and fifty times. They executed an excellent game plan. They lost to the Oregon schools and they wanted this one. You'd have thought they had won a championship. They wanted this one.
ON MOOS GAME ENDING FOUL: I don't know what she was thinking. I couldn't see from where I was sitting, but it almost looked intentional. I think she was confused about the score.