BGN Video: WVU-UCLA Postgame

West Virginia head coach Mike Carey and Mountaineers Averee Fields, Bria Holmes and Crystal Leary shared their disappointment following WVU's tough 62-60 Women's NIT Finals loss to UCLA.

Carey noted that one of the biggest differences in the game was the penetration of UCLA's Jordan Canada as opposed to the lack of such by his guards for much of the game. Canada's 15 shots at the free throw line was a big part of UCLA's 21-28 performance at the line. "We shot too many threes," Carey said. "We needed to get the ball in the paint."


Averee Fields noted that UCLA handled West Virginia's pressure better than previous WNIT foes, and that WVU was unable to get the turnovers that it usually thrives on.


Bria Holmes was disappointed with West Virginia's turnovers (they had 13, plus numerous deflections by UCLA's sticky zone defense) and felt that being careless with the ball was a major factor in the defeat.


An emotional Crystal Leary found it tough to describe the end of her career with such a disappointing loss. She was at a loss, like the rest of her teammates to explain why the Mountaineers failed to foul with UCLA holding the ball and a two point lead over the final 12 seconds.


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