NCAA Tournament press conference
March 22, 2013
Gampel Pavilion · Storrs, Connecticut
Friday, March 22
Practice Day Quotes - #8 seed Vanderbilt
On the injuries your team suffered this season to major players
Does Saint Joseph's do anything different from the days you coached Xavier and played them?
When you come back to Gampel following the loss in 1999 with Xavier, what goes through your mind?
"Obviously, there are signature wins in your career and signature losses. That was one of my signature losses. I reflect back on it a lot and I didn't have to walk back into the arena, but when I did, that was the first thing I thought of was that game and being in here. You see the Pavilion on TV all of the time, but it doesn't look like it looked to me in here. The biggest thing I remember is how we were treated by the UConn fans. It is very similar now that I am in the SEC against Tennessee and they are very good women's basketball fans...period. My point guard who missed the shot was on the floor crying, and I looked up, as we walked off UConn fans stood up and cheered for us. As I walked out, that is the last memory I have and that will always be in my mind. We had every opportunity to win that game and we lost it. We were appreciated by those fans. I got hundreds of e-mails from them saying that it was one of the best games that was ever played there. It was very rewarding to be appreciated by a fan base who appreciates women's basketball."
Tiffany Clarke, Vanderbilt Forward
On overcoming major injuries this season:
On how the SEC has prepared this team:
On if the team had to create a new style of play after the injuries:
On Saint Joseph's:
Jasmine Lister, Vanderbilt Guard
On if the team is starting to gel:
On what the expectations are for this team:
On what their mission is:
On Christina Foggie coming back from a knee injury:
On having success against Saint Joseph's
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