Women's Basketball

    Mar. 9, 1997

    USC Women's Basketball Quotes - NCAA Tournament

    USC coach Fred Williams

    "First of all, we're very happy to be going to the NCAA Tournament. That was our No. 1 goal at the beginning of the season. This is what everyone was working toward at the beginning of the season and all of us are very excited.

    "This is my first time bringing a team to the tournament as a head coach, so this is extra special for me. But I'm more happy for the team.

    "San Francisco is a very good team and they went to the tournament last year. They've played consistently well all year. We're going to get to work right away on our scouting report. At this point in the season, all of the wins and losses -- you can put them over here. Now we take it one possession at a time for the rest of the way.

    "We have played well on the road all year and have played in front of big crowds, so the team is very excited for this opportunity."

    Senior Forward Tina Thompson

    "I think that we're in a good position. All of the teams in our bracket are good teams, but I think, as a team, we'll be confident going in.

    "Speaking for the team, going to the tournament is a great feeling. It's a good feeling of accomplishment."