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Tennessee at Baylor Postgame Quotes



Dec. 17, 2010

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Tennessee Head Coach Pat Summitt

Opening statement:
"Obviously it was a disappointing game for us and you have got to give a lot of credit to Baylor. Odyssey (Sims) obviously did a great job, and (Brittney) Griner. They were just too tough for us. We did not match their intensity. We did not make shots. When you do not make shots it can be a long, frustrating game and it was for us. I think we have got good shooters. Why we did not knock down the shots. It happens at times and it is what happened. Baylor is a really solid, great team; well coached. It was just tough for us. When we do not make shots it is not pretty."

On Baylor's 11-0 run to end the first half:
"That was huge. We just did not answer. It was disappointing, but you go on the road and you learn a lot. We will go home and one thing we are going to do is we are going to be shooting the ball quite frequently and hold people accountable in that aspect.

On Baylor's defense:
"You have got to give Baylor a lot of credit because they really brought a lot of pressure. They did a great job contesting shots and they really had a toughness about them, and I do not think we matched their intensity the way we needed to."

On Baylor's environment:
"It was a great environment. Their fans were obviously very into it and I liked that. I love to go on the road when you have got a packed house and see how our team responds. It was good for us."

Guard Angie Bjorklund:

On Baylor's offensive play:
"I think they just continued to push the ball. We did not stop them in transition. Also, we have to answer their runs and we did not do that. We have got to make stops and if we are not scoring, we have to make sure we get back and make shots. I think that really hurt us in the first half."

On learning from their mistakes:
"I think we learned that we have a long way to go. It is a long season and we just have to stay positive, watch film and get back in the gym and learn from our mistakes and continue to get better every single day. I think this was a good test for us and we have to get back in the gym and work."

Guard Meighan Simmons:

On missing the first nine shots:
"It is really frustrating. We just have to go out there and be in attack mode 24/7 from the get go. We have got to play from beginning to end and I just think that with us missing our first nine shots, everybody was trying to get their feel. I think later on in the game we kind of got our shots in, but we still had to hit open shots."

Center Kelley Cain:

On the status of her injury suffered during the Texas game:
"I just went out there and played for my team. I knew my team needed me, so I had to put myself aside and do it for something that is bigger than myself, and that is the team."

 

 

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