"I thought it was a great basketball game for us," Arico said. "Northern Colorado is really a well-disciplined team and shoots the 3 and runs their offense really well. We knew it was going to be a tough matchup for us, but I thought we came out and did a tremendous job on the defensive end, especially in the first half."
"When we didn't make the tournament (last year), I think that was a devastating blow to all of us because we thought we were in a position to make it," coach Kim Barnes Arico said. "But the way our team responded, to go on and win the WNIT, I think the champion of the WNIT probably could have made a decent run in the NCAA tournament as well."