Feb. 9, 2012
HEAD COACH Pat Summitt
(On Tennessee's loss)
"Obviously, we are very disappointed and rightfully so. I didn't think we brought the energy early on. We didn't sustain runs and we didn't have a whole lot of runs to sustain. It's really just a big disappointment."
(On Tennessee's loss)
"It absolutely wasn't there. They let us down. As coaches, we're not happy and they're not happy or at least they better not be happy. We have more basketball to play. This one hurts. It really does."
(On Vanderbilt outrebounding Tennessee)
"We saw a lot of lack of effort on the court tonight. You have to give Vanderbilt all the credit. They came ready to play Melanie Balcomb does a great job. We just have to go back and figure out ways we can improve. We have a lot to improve on."
ASSISTANT COACH Mickie DeMoss
(On giving up 93 points)
"You have to give Vanderbilt a lot of credit. They're a very good offensive team. They execute extremely well. Still, to give up 93 points is very disappointing for our defense."
(On Tennessee's interior defense)
"I don't know if it surprised me. I've seen some other post players manhandle our post in there. They just kept getting deep berries. They had us pinned up under the rim and they were just turning and shooting a layup on us. For whatever reason, we're going to have to get a little tougher on our interior defense."
GUARD Meighan Simmons
(On the loss to Vanderbilt)
"It's tough. We talk about it in the locker room (how) we come out in the first half and we don't start off strong and play behind the entire game. When we put ourselves in a position like that, we lose focus. We can't lose our focus from here on out. We have to keep our focus throughout the entire game."
(On the Lady Vols' defense)
"To be honest, I don't even know where it was tonight. We just weren't disciplined enough to play defense. We played defense against Auburn, we have to bring that intensity each and every night. We can't bring it one game and then not bring it at all in the next."
(On defending the Vanderbilt offense)
"Once we got their outside shutdown, we had to focus on both (inside and outside). We know if one doesn't work (of them) they are going to switch it up. Tonight they really did and we didn't respond. We couldn't score and we just let (Christina Foggie) have her game, she played an awesome game and I give her credit. I give Vanderbilt credit they are a major team and they showed they wanted more than we did. We can't show that anymore."
(On Kentucky Game On Monday)
"Personally, we have to get back in the gym and get better. From here on out we have to focus and learn from this game and make sure we get ready to play against Kentucky. We just have to come out ready. This game is history."