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    Jan. 5, 2008

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    Notre Dame Women's Basketball
    Notre Dame vs. Tennessee
    January 5, 2008 · Notre Dame, Ind. (Joyce Center)

    Notre Dame Quotes

    Head Coach Muffet McGraw
    On Notre Dame's progress...
    "We really didn't help ourselves at all by playing the way we did. We haven't improved since Maryland and that's disappointing. We still can't guard the three-point line."

    On the presence of Tennessee...
    "They are a great program and a great team and I think that we played against that a little bit today. I expected that maybe at the beginning of the game we would play like that and loosen up but I thought that definitely we were intimidated."

    On the freshmen...
    "Looking at what they did, you have to be happy with that. They battled, they competed and they were out there doing whatever they could do. That is going to help us down the road."

    Freshman Forward Devereaux Peters
    On coming into this atmosphere...
    "It was tough. Coming in as a freshman, I'm not used to people being my size. You just have to keep going at them and keep playing no matter what."

    On getting shots blocked...
    "Everyone's going to get their shot blocked once in a while. You just have to play hard."

    Senior Guard Charel Allen
    On playing on national television...
    "You don't want to play the way we played on national television. You want to guard the three-point line. We have do to better."


    Tennessee Quotes

    Junior Center Candace Parker
    On teammate Sydney Smallbone...
    "Sydney Smallbone is a great teammate. She is a hard worker with a work ethic that is second to none, and I love that about her. On the court she can shoot the ball well and I think she will be able to help the team after we leave."

     

     

    On the fans...
    "I came to Tennessee because I was one of those people lining the court. To be a fan of women's basketball is to be a fan of Tennessee and that's a responsibility that we have to represent our school. It's something that we don't take for granted."

    On the SEC...
    "Just like when I was a freshman and the seniors tried to tell me about the SEC and I didn't believe it until I experienced it. I think it's something you have to experience"

    Freshman Guard Sydney Smallbone
    On playing at Tennessee...
    "A very limited number of girls get the chance to play for Pat Summitt so the opportunity is second to none. Watching her coach is watching the best."

    Freshman Guard Angie Bjorklund
    On her team this year...
    "It's been great to have five players on the court who can score for us. People have stepped up for us in different games in the past and that's a big advantage for this team."

    On her play in today's game...
    "From the beginning, I think their game plan was to triple Candace (Parker) which left me wide open and she hit me. I was able to get into a rhythm early and went from there."

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