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Head Coach Dawn On the win tonight
It was great for us. We needed to have the effort we put out on the floor result in a victory, and it’s definitely one that leaves us on a good note, having a couple of days off and then coming back and playing a couple of other opponents before we go into SEC play.

On the offense slowing in the second half
I’d rather correct from winning rather than losing, because we’ve done that a whole lot. We are going to play a lot of people and sometimes when you put people in out of the line up you lose something. We’ll work on different combinations, and I think we’re going to turn up our pressure a little more, so we are going to have to play more people. I just don’t think people are ready to play all the time, and different combinations will slow us down a little bit. But I think that will speed the game up a little bit and help us generate some offense from our defense.

On La’Keisha Sutton’s contribution other than scoring
I think she played well. She looked for her teammates, and she defended well. What I think for us, Ieasia [Walker] has to have more nights like tonight where she’s scoring the basketball in a lot of ways – she shot from the outside, she went to the basket, she passed off some, she rebounded the basketball – and that was great. I think Charenee [Stephens] came out and established herself in the first half, and that’s what we needed to get some easy buckets, some easy layups. If we can just get a little bit more of that in the paint, I think we’ll get our shots to fall a little bit from the outside and we’ll have a little bit more balance.

Charenee On entering the holiday break on a win
After the UNC game, we felt like we had to have a good game and we accomplish some things. Today we wanted to come out and send a message that were trying to do something for the rest of this season.

On the upcoming SEC season
We’re always thinking about SEC play. Conference play is very important and the end of this [calendar] year is going to establish where we want to be in the SEC. We played those big teams early and got a good feel for a higher level of basketball, and now we’re going to continue to work hard and try to get some wins.

On her fast start offensively
I always trying to make myself available for my teammates down low. Today we had a bit of a size advantage that we don’t normally have, and our guards did a great job getting me the ball.

Ieasia On entering the holiday break on a win
I think it’s good for us to go home on a good note. We’re working really hard. We just needed to keep it up and keep doing what we’re doing.

On entering the break a game over .500
We always want to get a win. I don’t think we’re worried about what the record is, but we do want to win every game. So leaving with a win is definitely we want to do. You want to go home on a good note not a bad note.

On her career-high nine rebounds
I was just boxing out. They were out-rebounding us for a while, so I made a conscious effort to box out and help us win on the boards.