Vanderbilt vs. Colorado
November 15, 2001

Vanderbilt advanced to the finals of the Preseason WNIT with a 72-51 victory over Colorado. The third-ranked Commodores were led by Zuzi Klimesova, who had 24 points and 11 rebounds. Chantelle Anderson added 18 points for Vanderbilt. Colorado, ranked No. 12, was led by Tera Bjorkland who had a game-high 25 points. The Commodores (3-0) will travel to Connecticut for Sunday's WNIT championship game against the top-ranked Huskies. Gametime is 4:00 p.m. CT and will be shown live on the Oxygen network.

Vanderbilt Quotes

Head Coach Jim Foster:
"We are a better defensive team now than we were in last year's meeting. Last season was the 32nd game of the year, and tonight was the third. Even with everybody back, these were two different teams."

"We wanted to guard their perimeter shooters. It left our inside players alone but we felt that was what we had to do to stop their offense."

"The Connecticut game has meaning because it is the championship of this tournament. We are going in there in November to gauge where we want to be in March. It is nice to have a game like this for the fans, the players, and the media."

Forward Zuzi Klimesova:
"Tonight was a good example of how diverse our offense is. We have a lot of threats and somebody steps up each night. Tonight it was me and the next game might be someone else, but we will find them and get them the ball."

Center Chantelle Anderson:
"I think Connecticut will be a good measuring stick for us. This tournament gives us a lot of games in a short period of time. We get to play a good basketball team on Sunday and see where we are this early in the season."

Colorado quotes:

Head Coach Ceal Berry:
"The frustrating thing was that we had some good, open shots near the basket that typically fall for us. Our guards shooting was poor and we never could recover from that."



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