KIM BARNES-ARICO ST. JOHN'S COACH
"We used brooms to try to simulate Brittney's length and wingspan, and to alter shots and distract our players on the offensive end. On the defensive end we changed our whole scheme and game plan. We had somebody face guard her and put somebody behind her, a kind of triangle and two."
GRINER: 17 POINTS, 13 REBOUNDS, 6 BLOCKS IN A 73--59 WIN
CHRISTINE FLORES MISSOURI SENIOR FORWARD
"If you play in fear against her, the game is over. You kind of alter your shot so you shoot it around her or drive and try to draw the foul on her. It's the mental preparation that you have to endure because there is no other player in the country like her and she's gotten so much better over the last couple of years."
GRINER: 32 POINTS, 14 REBOUNDS, 12 BLOCKS IN A PAIR OF WINS (90--46 AND 71--41)
SHERRI COALE OKLAHOMA COACH
"She can stand at the free throw line and keep you from getting to the lane in any direction. We try to throw the ball to the post. She has to guard the ball, which gives you the opportunity to get some cutters going to the basket."
GRINER: 45 POINTS, 14 REBOUNDS, 15 BLOCKS IN A PAIR OF WINS (89--58 AND 81--54)
ZENAB KEITA YALE SOPHOMORE CENTER