"We thrive off energy, feeding off of each other and celebrating each other," Brown said. "That's when we're at our best: When our bench is energized and coach [Brenda Frese] is energized and everyone is pumped up. Obviously today, we didn't show [energy]. It definitely wasn't the best that we've played, but top to bottom, we had a lot of great moments throughout the team."
"They remembered what we did to them last time," freshman guard Lexie Brown said. "They were not going to take us lightly in the second half. We were a second half team and they know that. They just played harder than us."