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Feb. 5, 2004

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South Carolina Head Coach Susan Walvius
“We played extremely well in the second half. Early in the game, we dug ourselves into an early hole and at the end they had four offensive rebounds in the final minute. Even though we outscored them 33-23 in the second half, we shot 28% from the floor. Some of it is confidence. It’s disappointing for us and our fans but we are capable of winning.”

(About Mississippi’s quickness) “A lot of it is dealing with injuries. The players are limited in practice and that takes a toll on us in transition but quickness doesn’t always contribute to it as sometimes it could be a change of possession.”

South Carolina Senior Guard Cristina Ciocan
“We have been here before and it is frustrating to lose but we are very proud of our comeback. We have to stay focus for the entire game and start the game strong and finish it strong but mainly we have to play a solid 40 minutes.

South Carolina Senior Guard Kelly Morrone
“I always think we can come back and win a game. Tonight we were down by 24 points and pulled it to two points so that makes us know we are a good basketball team and makes you think what could happen if we put together a solid 40 minutes of basketball.”

Ole Miss Head Coach Carol Ross
“We are very happy to go on the road and get our first SEC win. That was a game of runs and I think that the bottom line was that our run was bigger than theirs. We are happy about that.”

(On free throw shooting) “We have had the opportunities to win before but free throws have hurt us. Tonight we did enough good things to save us and get the win.”

(On USC’s run before the half) “USC made their move before the half and that is where the momentum really swung. They nailed some big shots. We broke down defensively and they made us pay.”

(On their bench play) “Our bench is usually very strong but they just weren’t in sync tonight.”

Ole Miss Junior Guard Carletta Brown
(On USC come back) “We became very passive and they came back. We began to react to what they did instead of forcing things.”