Old Dominion vs. Tennessee Quotes

January 07, 2003
By ODU Athletics

Jan. 7, 2003

Old Dominion Head Coach Wendy Larry

"I thought the intensity level that Tennessee came in with was simply incredible. This is one of the oldest rivalries and I'd like to think we learned how to battle a little bit more."

"I think that Pat (Summitt) intentionally went to her bench and there was need to get the bench involved. Probably to give them more confidence. We substituted a lot. Sometime emotional exhausted is worse than physical exhaustion."

Old Dominion Sophomore Guard Shareese Grant

"First thing we did was look to the post because we knew that their second man would step up before we even thought about taking a shot."

Old Dominion Senior Guard Okeisha Howard

"It's real disappointing. The second half they came out strong and we weren't ready to compete at their level. We didn't come out in the second half like we did in the first half. We could have been over hyped. We forced a lot of things when we should have let the game come to us."

Tennessee Head Coach Pat Summitt

"I'm very pleased with our team and obviously took the floor with confidence. The bench brought a lot of energy and good play as well. Tasha (Butts) and Loree (Moore) with two fouls, I thought it would be a good time to get into our bench. I told them before the game it would take all 11 and energy."

"One thing Old Dominion and Tennessee commit is that no matter how young you are, tough competition makes you better."

"I love this facility. It is great for the community and the men's and women's basketball teams. It's a great selling point. I didn't even miss the Fieldhouse."

"I'm excited we played this well as a team. I really like this team. They've worked hard and that's my focus."

Tennessee Senior Guard Kara Lawson

"By far this is our best team effort. I certainly want to credit our bench. "

Tennessee Junior Center Ashley Robinson

"We went into the game knowing we had to press to play this team, because ODU is a good team."

Tennessee Senior Forward Gwen Jackson

"We were quick, we were poised. Everyone came out with a plan and worked together."

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