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Second Round Quotes

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Release: March 24, 2003
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March 24, 2003

2003 NCAA Second Round
Ted Constant Convocation Center - Norfolk, Virginia

Boston College Head Coach Cathy Inglese:

"I'm just so proud of this group coming back. Each kid that came off the bench showed a lot of effort. I just cannot be more proud."

"I can't say any more about them. They had such a burning desire to be in the Sweet Sixteen. If we had to go down the whole bench, I think the same thing would've happened. They have such a great outside game. We've got to beat them as a team and they were ready to go to get the job done."

"Clare (Droesch) was a great spark off the bench for us. She made some quick shots. We are going to be talking about Brooke (Queenan). She just played her natural game and she was really our secret weapon."

On their next opponent:
"It would be nice to play someone different. We're (Connecticut) both in the BIG EAST and winning. You don't want to be battling each other in the tournament, but they are the number one team in the country and we want to get another shot at them."

"We wanted to double down on (Chantelle) Anderson and make them pass the ball. We tried to pull off the guards."

Becky Gottstein, Senior Forward Boston College:

"I just can't say enough about our team and Boston College and how Amber (Jacobs) was our little savior again. We said it in the beginning of the year, getting to the Sweet Sixteen was one of our goals. This is what I wanted to do for the past five years and I'm just so excited right now. This was how it"s supposed to happen."

On missing the two free throws at the end of regulation:
"I apologized to coach in the locker room and she said 'that's okay because we won.' and it is okay because we won."

Amber Jacobs, Junior Guard, Boston College:

"I'm in shock. It"s always great to hit the last basket and I couldn't have done it without the thirteen players behind me. To be a part of a team to gut it out and show the heart we showed is amazing."

Vanderbilt Head Coach, Melanie Balcomb:

"I think it was a great game. Obviously, both teams shot the ball well. I think the only reason the game did not go our way is because they simply outrebounded us. If you look at the stats, everything else is pretty much the same. Boston College did a great job of never giving up and coming after us the whole time. I give them credit for how tough they were."

On expectations:
"I had the same expectations that everyone had. I wanted to take this team to the Final Four. I think they did a great job of changing and accepting. I'm proud of how they accepted me and my coaching staff. I really wish that we could have gotten a lot closer to our goal. I know right now it doesn't look like it, but I want them to be able to look back and realize what we accomplished."

Chantelle Anderson Senior Center, Vanderbilt:

"Everyone played their heart out. They played really, really hard."

On breaking Wendy Scholtens' all time school scoring record:
"That is the last thing on my mind. It doesn't really matter to me right now obviously. It was a goal and I accomplished it."

Jenni Benningfield, Sophomore Guard, Vanderbilt:

"I think the last couple of minutes we had momentum in the first half. They had a run going into halftime and they had momentum. We knew the second half was going to be a war. There were times that we executed and there were times we didn't. We knew it was going to be a great game and that every person would count."

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