Vanderbilt postgame quotes

March 24, 2015

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Vanderbilt Post Game Quotes

Vanderbilt Head Coach Kevin Stallings:
What was your strategy when you got to within 2 points at 77-75 with :28.8 left?
They’re a very good foul shooting team, and we didn’t have a lot of options in terms of guys to foul. We were just trying to press and get some deflections. We got a couple turnovers, we got them to miss some free throws there late. But we didn’t get a great look when we were down three (Matthew Fisher Davis).

That would have been a nice place to get (7-0) Luke Kornet into the game because he’s a “big” that can stretch it out and shoot it. He got his bell rung pretty good (concussion) — he got his head hit on the way up. When we were down three near the end and needed a three-point shot, it would have been nice to have another option like him on the court.

We had two shots to get it tied; unfortunately we didn’t hit either one. That’s the nature of the game. Our guys didn’t stop playing hard all year long, and I knew they weren’t going to stop playing hard during that stretch either.

We never could get the stops that we needed to get on top of the game. You have to give credit to Stanford for that. They just played better than we did, and their defense was better than our defense was. We were competing hard but we got beat by a better team.

Guard Matthew Fisher-Davis:
On the missed 3-pointer with :07 left that would have tied the game at 78:
I was coming off my stronger side, they made a good play getting me in a trap. I felt it was going in when I shot it, but it just didn’t.

Kornet being out hurt us a lot. He’s a big piece, especially on offense. He causes a lot of matchup problems. He was another rebounder that we needed.

I love the fight in our guys. We’ll be back next year.