Lady Tops ‘make a statement’ against FIU: Comments from Govan, Gooch and Jones

Here are some comments from guards Alexis Govan and Micah Jones, and forward Chastity Gooch following WKU’s 62-56 win over Florida International:

ALEXIS GOVAN, sophomore guard

How does 3-0 feel? “Even better than 2-0 felt, especially since we have a little time to celebrate – not much, but a little. It feels really, really good.”

Importance of 3-0 start: “We talked about that we had to make a statement tonight. And it’s so early, people may still doubt it, but we wanted to make a statement that the underdogs are going to come for you.”

Getting so many steals: “We were pressuring them, and our offense just came along. Coach challenged us at halftime to pick up our intensity, and we did just that.”

Why has motion offense been so effective: “Honestly, it’s taken away the aspect of thinking. We’ve learned quick that when we get to thinkin’, we’re not that good. But when we just relax and play and let the game come to us, as a whole, we’re really good. The motion is probably one of the best things that could’ve happened to this team with the skills that we have.”

Playing with more freedom: “I’m not good at thinking and playing, just to be honest. She talked to me a lot about how us guards would just have to play and attack when we could. It’s really helped, as you can tell.”

CHASTITY GOOCH, sophomore forward

On her six steals: “Coach challenged me on the defensive end this game. I focused on defense, and my offense kind of came to me.”

How does 3-0 feel? “It’s been a long time since I went 3-0 – like, high school. I’m very excited.”

MICAH JONES, freshman guard

Making late free throws: “It was really big. Everybody knew we needed to make our free throws. We practice it every day. We do one-on-one and have to run if we miss, so we focus on free throws a lot.”

Did you expect to win so soon after coming to WKU? “We have awesome coaches, and they know exactly what they’re doing. I think the whole team has really bought into the program. They tell us exactly what we need to do, and if we follow their game plan, we’re going to keep on winning.”

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