Mizzou women’s basketball coach Cindy Stein met with the media today in Oklahoma City to talk about the upcoming season and the return of most of her team. However, the team to beat is Oklahoma once again.
One of Stein’s comments.
"I think Oklahoma is a good pick for number one. They returned everybody. As many of our conference teams do, I think that when we ended the season last year, I looked at the Big 12 and knew that we were returning probably 80 plus percent of our best players in the league. And, of course, I was hoping they were all graduating.
So it just put a little more emphasis on what we needed to do. But as far as our play against Oklahoma, I think it just had to do more with our players being a little more aggressive. And that’s something that we got better at during the year, but defensively, especially. In the Big 12 you can’t sit around and wait for things happen. You’ve got to help make things happen. And against Oklahoma I think we probably always did that better in those games than some of the others. It’s just playing all out defensively a little bit more aggressive.
For us to compete in the Big 12 we have to be a highly aggressive and intense team."
Catch coach Stein’s entire press conference right here.