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Transcript: UK Hoops Players Alexis Jennings, Janee Thompson Post - @Vanderbilt Comments

Forward Alexis Jennings

On her 18 point performance:
I think I’ve just been feeling more confident. My teammates are getting me the ball and I’m just fortunate enough to be able to finish the way I do, and I Credit them for that, looking for me getting open.

On how the team benefited from a full week off between games:
Yes, I think we were. We met together and just talked about what we had to do, and it all started in practice, pushing defensive pace to get stops. I think that really helped us in this game. We’re just happy to come out with a win.

Guard Janee Thompson

On the difference between this win and a loss to Vandy two weeks ago:
I think the difference was our whole mindset. We were really disappointed about that loss on our home floor, and we didn’t think we Played very hard. The last few weeks we’ve been practicing really hard, trying to execute the game plan, and I think that we did a pretty good job of that today.

On building a lead late in the first half:

It’s always important for us to get momentum, but I think what we were doing on the defensive end really fueled our offense. I think we were a lot sharper today, a lot more focused, and our communication was pretty unbelievable throughout the entire game. Everybody was talking to each other and it really helped us defensively. I give the credit for this win to our defense.

On how forcing turnovers affects the other team’s mindset:
I definitely think so. I think, a lot of times, the fact that we don’t Play Hard all the time gives teams a lot of confidence. They knock down one shot and they start to fuel off that. I think the way we played today, we were trying to be intense and play hard; I think it had a big effect on what Vanderbilt was doing. They still played really hard so you’ve got to give them a lot of credit, but we’re just happy that we came out with a win today.

On Alexis Jennings’ post presence:
It’s great. Alexis and Evelyn [Akhator] are two of the most dominant post players I’ve ever played with, they’ve just got to stay on the floor. I think the both of them know they’ve been struggling with foul trouble the past few games, but [today] was great. They really tried to stay focused and stay disciplined today and not foul, and they did that and you can see the result. We’re a much different team when we have the experience of Alexis and the heart of Evelyn.

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Transcript: UK Hoops Players Alexis Jennings, Janee Thompson Post - @Vanderbilt Comments


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