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Vanderbilt vs. Georgia
January 29, 2003
Memorial Gymnasium

Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings

"Obviously, we are happy to get back on the left side of the ledge after an extended absence from it. I thought both teams really fought hard and played well. I was proud of our team for the fight they showed. Georgia is an awfully difficult team to cover. They are a lot like Florida in that they have great offensive players in that they are very difficult to cover."

"I thought (Matt) Freije was dominant in the first half and made some big baskets for us in the second half. He kind of set the pace for us. He and (Brian) Thornton have had a real good look the last few days in practice for us and it looked like it tonight."

"(Scott) Hundley was once again big for us again. He obviously gave us some big minutes and some big plays, but it was a team thing. Our guys played well and competed hard. I'm happy for them they one."

Vanderbilt forward Scott Hundley

"You always expect a run late, especially by that team. They are a great team, and they can shoot the ball. We tried to focus on Jarvis (Hayes) and Ezra (Williams) to try and keep the ball out of their hands, and (Rashad) Wright did a great job of taking the ball to the basket and making plays for them (Georgia)."

Vanderbilt forward Matt Freije

"Everybody played their part on offense. Everybody cut, screened and made their shots. Guys were driving to the basket and making plays."

"We played tougher tonight. Previous games leading up to tonight we really didn't. We worked hard at practice this week. We had a week off and it paid off for us today in the game."

Vanderbilt guard Mario Moore

On Starting Wednesday's game:
"Not much. I feel I can do the same thing coming off the bench. It's all a mental thing. If I get the chance to play, I am going to do what coach (Stallings) asks me to and what my talents allow me to do."

Georgia Head Coach Jim Harrick

"Vanderbilt played great tonight. They deserved to win. They scored 94 points. No one else has done that against us. They played very well."

On Matt Freije:
"Matt Freije was magnificent. I thought (Damien) Wilkins did a good job guarding him. No one else did. (Freije) is a good player."

 


 









 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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