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Postgame Quotes

Nov. 11, 2012

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Postgame Quotes
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012
Tennessee 71 – Georgia Tech 54

Georgia Tech Head Coach MaChelle Joseph
“We didn’t have a lot of toughness out there and that’s one of the things we have to work on. I think this was great for us because it exploited all of our weaknesses and it gave us an opportunity to see the stuff we have to work on moving forward.”

“They came out and punched us and we didn’t punch back. That’s what happened and then they got us on our heels and we never recovered from that.”

“I think when Sydney Wallace picked up two fouls in the first minute of the game, I think that threw our complete game plan off. So much of what we do against the zone is predicated around her so obviously we need to look at that and make some adjustments.”

Georgia Tech Guard Tyaunna Marshall
“We have to just come into practice and focus hard. Obviously learn from our mistakes and try to correct things. As a collective unit we have to come together … especially the upperclassmen we have to come together and lead the freshmen because we know the way to play.”

“It’s got to come from practice. You know we practice the way we play. We just got to have everybody on the same page. If we have four people playing defense and one not, it’s not going to work out. We just have to come ready to play in practice and not have any lapses.”

Tennessee Head Coach Holly Warlick
“Before the game we spoke a lot to the team about having energy and I think this team came out and really committed to that. We needed them to have fun, and they did just that. They stopped thinking about what they had to do and just had fun.”

“We did a great job. We scored when we needed to and we were really patient with our offense. The veterans did a great job of setting the pace and really hustled today.”

“To lose that lead at the start of the second half like that was tough. We can’t do that and just give up. We’ve got to answer those runs, and we did and came back.”

“Friday was a real wake-up call for us. We have a whole different team this year, and they just weren’t ready. We regrouped, did a little soul-searching, and came together as a team today.”

Tennessee Guard Andraya Carter
“I was a little nervous before the game today. I have a great team and a lot of support in the stands. I knew they were behind me all the way. I just couldn’t ask for a better experience than the time I’ve had at Tennessee.”

Tennessee Forward Cierra Burdick
“All we did after Friday was watch film, we basically put ourselves in jail. Watched nothing but film, no phones, no TV. We just made sure that we came out for this game and played with a lot of energy.”

“We had great ball movement to break their press and we just executed the press break really well today.”

“We can go big, or we can go small and load up the shooters on the floor. That’s what is great about our team. We are just so versatile, which is what makes this team so good.”

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