Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer talks about the matchup with Baylor and what the Cardinal need to do to upset the Bears.
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I catch but he just asked the same thing in view about this sister instinct in the on court connection between -- and I guess habits infiltrated throughout the team what your observations -- about. I think their first you have a when they play together they have played together for so long that they can anticipate what the other person's going to do so you do have that. Sister. A factor on the court you know just x.s and those passes screens things like -- and I catch I said you know throwing along passing attack that. -- she really -- is going she's gonna catch it I think off the court. Way when Jay was on our team Tom that you with -- that. Other people look at them -- -- a great player like -- and and our rising star like today. And you see how they treat each other how they talk about each other and their. -- they have a great relationship and that sisterhood does permeate our team and I think it's a wonderful thing and it's something. Hi everyone on our team you know I'm not I've talked to amber about being in Latin you know she's from used to be a little sister. On its just a really really fun group to be around and the leadership and maturity that I'm an -- provides. -- -- Intervention day in and Johnson -- down on something really special. Baylor has really had only three male fighters all year. You've had considerably more than that is -- a it. Anything problem for a team if this if this does get to be a close game. Not having had that experience and going down to the end is that a problem can that be a problem for a team. That's got such great expectations as Baylor. -- -- not come I don't relay I really know how to figure you know I mean I just I concentrate on Stanford. For us. We just. You know what we try to prepare we haven't had. You know we did have a overtime game which I'm thankful for. But I'm not the time but I am now. But you know I just really try to focus on what what we will have to do and they present so many challenges there's a reason they have had a lot of close games because at. All the great things that they do. But you know last year. You know I think our team just come in and -- confident being loose on normally need to do and then just really applying. You know themselves to doing what what their job is and that's on when asked for. Would you agree with neck as assessment that defense is the -- in the game in terms of that that that's going to be. I didn't offense is going to be -- towns that that you guys they're going to be locked and no I I think it's an equal challenge I think is an eco challenge of how to defend them. And she you know brittney griner. -- is a game changer you know there's no two ways about it she. Impacts a game at both ends of the court. On she is a phenomenal player and she's improved so much and they just gone and they know you know they not not a user. So I think it's going to be. Equally challenging for us at both ends of the court you put into words coach does what that has meant to this program. I could put him in -- words they don't have enough Paper and -- to Trammell. Just give an idea when we when we signed -- Tom. I'll I had gone to new assistants Bobbie Kelsey -- paying and then Amy Tucker -- Stanford. And I the body -- want to each one of them GPS us and we're going in the right direction. You know it's just like arm she is she is an amazing young woman. On she has improved so much from her freshman year until now in shall continue to improve but more than that she she's really a solid person. I mean how many people how many coaches can say you know I've coached them for four years and they've never had one minute. You know. Get upset with -- being added. You know I haven't have. Parent. Or coach you know player or our daughter -- -- them on she's just she's just outstanding. And you know it's it's why you coach it's an ambulance out there looking for a player like Mac and she's sitting right next inning. -- favored tomorrow and you know underdogs very often and you're probably underdogs in. Three at least three -- four previous final fours psychologically -- did you anything with those with the kids to kind of prepare arm. To play a team that is considered superior when you guys. Yes. I mean I think it eight years -- true I don't think you know we going to so many games where we're expected to win as Baylor doesn't -- Connecticut -- and as. You know -- Tennessee or are Notre Dame that we going to games where we're expected to land and then even if we win by -- that wasn't good enough. But on this game. Now there might have anyone in this -- besides me that thinks we are gonna win. -- so we do some special things.
Johnson down on something really special. Baylor has really had only three male fighters ..... That's got such great expectations as Baylor . not come I don't relay I really know ..... games where we're expected to win as Baylor doesn't Connecticut and as. You know
in the second round Colorado. Golden Bears over it seemed last season what the stats ..... defense left a lot to be desired and the Bears gave up the most points in conference ..... highly touted point guard Gary Franklin the Baylor left a void in the Bears backcourt. By the departure of vocal
that was insurance they needed that. Cal got some help from Bears defense part of doing his best Brooks Conrad impressions of ..... saved one day or was there a time there when it looked like a Bears would no longer play baseball. Not that they were really close ..... again here in the in the post season. I think lose in the Baylor in game one of that double elimination tournament was the best
in conference play one against in that BYU twice. So Americans have a very difficult nonconference schedule they lost to Baylor . Earlier on in the season I think it was Smart by coach and in not to schedule as tough a non conference last year they lost ..... large berth should they not win the WCC this that's my next question either of these teams are they are locks to get into. NCAA tournament think a lot Saint Mary's is closer I agree would you they're better team just from just in Zagat alone have
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