Vanderbilt vs. Alabama
Vanderbilt Memorial Gymnasium
January 11, 2003
Vanderbilt Head Coach Kevin Stallings
"We made some adjustments to our offense after the Auburn
game, and we showed the results of that tonight."
"It means a lot to win any game. I feel I might have
over-scheduled our team during the non-conference schedule,
but it is great to win. The crowd was great."
"Matt is a guy we depend on. He knows it and wants us
to depend on him. He is a heck of a player when he is on.
It is imperative that he is on for us."
"Julian (Terrell) is a good player, and he is going
to be a really, really good player for us in the future. Russ
(Lakey) has been struggling, but probably hit the biggest
basket of the game. He did a great job on defense, especially
guarding (Maurice) Williams."
"Besides the game against Auburn, Scott (Hundley) has
played superbly in the last three games. He has been making
huge contributions for us."
Vanderbilt Forward Matt Freije
"It was important for us to get two good days of practice.
This is important because it carries over to how you play
in the game. Also, with the fan support, it was a great feeling
to play tonight."
Vanderbilt Forward Scott Hundley
"We base our team on defense and concentrate on it.
We knew that if we took care of the ball, all the cards would
fall into place."
Alabama Head Coach Mark Gottfried
"I think we are a pretty good defensive team, but I
thought Vanderbilt made some pretty tough shots. Of the teams
we have played so far, no one has shot the ball like they
did tonight. They made some tough shots, and you have to give
Alabama Guard Maurice Williams
"The main thing is trying to get a win, unfortunately
we came up one point short. We just got to put this behind
"They shot the ball well. When you shoot 56 percent,
that is pretty good. They hit some big shot, especially at
the end. For a team like that to get the win, that says a
lot about them. They took us out of our offense. They did
a great job. You have to give those guys credit. They stepped
up and played a great game."