VANDERBILT HEAD COACH JIM FOSTER:
We played a great first half and we didn't come out with the
energy necessary in the second half. This is the SEC, teams
do not roll over, they compete. We played a great 30 minutes
and a lousy 10 minutes, but I'll take the great 30 minutes.
ON VU'S DEFENSIVE STRATEGY:
We didn't want them (Georgia) to score - we didn't want their
3-point shooters and their post layers to get good looks.
They're big, they're talented and they're good.
If you would have told me that we would hold two SEC teams
to 46 (at Alabama) and 47 (at Georgia) points, I would have
ON 11 MINUTE DEFENSIVE HOLD:
Coaches notice when you get stuck on a number on the scoreboard.
We were stuck on 39 and I'm sure Andy (Landers) was happy
when he moved off 14.
ON SECOND HALF GEORGIA RUN:
I knew as soon as we started making shots we would be fine.
Our seniors went crazy, but then they calmed down. Ashley
(McElhiney) hit a shot, then Zuzi hit one - that's when I
knew we would be fine.
ON ZUZI KLIMESOVA:
Zuzi is the best 15-foot shooter in America. She can do a
lot of things for us but there are some areas she can improve.
She can become a better passer - she has improved as a defensive
player. Zuzi has a competitive nature, she has learned to
move her feet. (ZUZI ADDS ABOUT FOOTWORK: Years of agility
training in the weightroom with Lori (Alexander - strength
and conditioning coach). FOSTER: She is not afraid to work.
ON HER EXCITEMENT AFTER THE GAME:
I am a senior, and every win becomes more important. I get
very excited about wins.
We fueled off our defensive play in the first half. Everyone
was doing a great job.
GEORGIA HEAD COACH ANDY LANDERS:
We showed some fight to start the second half, but we've got
to have that as we come out of the tunnel and keep it for
40 minutes. We've got to be more aggressive, more assertive.
It's just frustrating - our kids had little effect on them
(Vanderbilt). Did they (VU) execute, yes, but we had little
effect on them.
It's pathetic - on the offensive end, we threw it away, dropped
it, missed layups - it seems like the only people feeding
the posts were the posts. We get it down to 10 points and
then we shoot a 3-pointer - what is sad about that is that
every play we called was working and that wasn't the play
we called - we decisioned ourself in a hole.
They (Vanderbilt) didn't do anything, we were just ice cold.
Our defense needed to pick up and it didn't.