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Weekly Press Conference
Dec. 4, 2012 ● Reed Arena
Texas A&M Women's Basketball Head Coach Gary
Regarding Alexia Standish leaving the team:
"Sometimes the unexpected happens. I was recruiting in
Houston on Thursday. I got a message that she wanted to meet with me on Friday.
It's not that she wants to go a different direction; she's lost passion for the
game. It's something that pains me deeply. Sometimes kids are different with
what their wants are and what their needs are. I hope Lexi finds what she wants
to do. It hurt me personally. I've never lost a player in 28 years. I've never
lost a starter in my life. She was my recruit. I believed in what she could do.
She's been playing with pain. She's been doing a good job on and off the court
with the price that you've got to pay to contribute. I wish her well.
Hopefully, it's not the end of basketball for her. She loves A&M. I wish
her the best and hope she finds happiness. We will definitely miss her."
On Louisiana Tech:
"They've played five close ball games. They went 0-3 then
they won their last two. What we need to do is worry more about Texas A&M.
We need to be more consistent in our play. We have flashes of players playing
very well. We need to find out who our go-to players are and make sure they
have the ball a little bit more. Bellock is going to have to learn how to be
more physical at the four position."
On finding a player to play the three position:
"Nobody is shooting higher than 30% out of that position.
We've played six ball games and three of them were against top-10 teams.
They've got to get into the flow. They need to learn how to score easier. All
of them are standing around watching too much. They need to move around and
create their shot."
On the TCU time change:
"The game against TCU will be at 3 p.m. I'm not going to
compete with Johnny Football. It's easier to go home on a Saturday afternoon
than a Saturday night. It's a great time to be an Aggie right now. Let's just
keep this thing going."