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Quotes: Kentucky 72, Duke 65
Friday 12/08/2011  -  Duke Sports Information
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Duke Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie
On UK's Azia Bishop's game:
"I wish she didn't play too many (minutes) tonight. I think Bishop is the player of the game. With all due respect, (A'dia) Mathies is very good. But, when you have a player come off the bench, matter of fact I don't think I've seen that too much. A player comes off the bench for a double-double in a game like this, a physical game like this, I would call her the player of the game. And say wow, gosh challenge her because she did such a fantastic job, she was terrific. We didn't do anything to move her, take her out, box her out or anything and she deserves a lot of credit for that."
 
On Duke's turnovers:
"That's terrible on our part, of course you have to give credit to (UK's) play."
 
On Duke's second half performance:
"I don't know, you may ask the players that too.  I can say (we) were overrunning. (We) were overrunning things in the first half and I thought Chelsea (Gray)'s eyes were really good. I thought it really hurt us that Chelsea had her second foul because I thought we were dictating at that point. I thought Chelsea was doing a great job seeing the floor. So, there were some pretty good looks (and) pretty good heads up. Second half I thought their pressure was better, got to give them credit for better pressure. I also think we didn't run the floor and see as well because of that pressure. Shooting 57-percent in the first half is a pretty good thing and second half, not shooting as well, you have to credit  (their) defense there."


Duke Sophomore Chelsea Gray
On playing in this atmosphere:
"It's a privilege coming into this arena and playing in front of a great crowd. I think that was our first time ever against that type of crowd. It's a great atmosphere and you just have to get used to it. Playing on the road isn't easy, we just have to adapt to the environment and do the best we can with it."

On the turnovers:
"Credit to Kentucky, they played very good defensively. I just think we were rushing a lot of our passes. It's a two-way street when you pass the ball, somebody has to come to it. We were just off and I think we were rushing everything."


Duke Freshman Elizabeth Williams
On what changed to end her good start:
"I think I shifted focus a little bit, we had a lot of turnovers so we weren't really in a good offensive flow. It's not really an individual issue it's just the whole team."

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