Georgia Tech women’s basketball coach MaChelle Joseph got back home with the team Saturday night from its Sweet 16 loss to Baylor in Des Moines, Iowa. Monday, she was on the road recruiting and was out the whole week before going to the Final Four in Denver.
On the phone from Arizona, just out of a meeting with a prospect, she shared some thoughts about the game, the season and what lies ahead.
1. Joseph said she doesn’t know if she ever “gets over” a loss, but she reminded her players and is trying to remind herself that it’s important to focus on what the team accomplished (school record for wins, highest regular-season finish in ACC, second-ever ACC tournament final appearance, first Sweet 16 appearance) and “not let our whole season come down to one game.” She said she took pride in the team not ever quitting despite falling behind by 31 points in what became an 83-68 loss.
2. Baylor center Brittney Griner, Joseph said, was “definitely bigger and stronger and more skilled