Belmont vs. Auburn Postgame Quotes

Nov. 15, 2011

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Auburn Head Coach Nell Fortner

Opening statement...
"Once again, I thought that as at Mercer in our opener, our bench is really providing a lot of good things for us. We have slow starts and can sub in off the bench and kind of jump start us a little bit. Camille Glymph continues to just really be such a threat on the floor just shooting the ball so well. We have a lot of weapons on this team, and it's nice, as a coach, to be able to go to that as the game goes."

On Camille Glymph's performance in the first half...
"She's just a shooter. That kid is such a gym rat. I can't even begin to tell you how much time she spends in the gym. You hear people talk about players that are gym rats, but I really think in all my coaching career, she's probably the number one gym rat that I've ever coached. She literally eat, breathes and that's it for her. It's nice to see that kind of work pay off for a kid."

On Glymph saying she would have been fussed at had she missed a long range 3-pointer...
"Probably. She's a rhythm shooter. Really though, nothing surprises me from where she shoots, because I see her do it all the time. It's not like that came as a surprise. She puts so much time into it that she can shoot them."

On the program's 800th all-time win...
"I think it's a great milestone for the program. I'm a very small part of that in my coaching here, but I think it's just a testament to the longevity of basketball and women's basketball here at Auburn. It's nice to be a part of that."

On Chantel Hilliard being injured during the game...
"I think she's OK. She says she's OK. We'll get it X-rayed and just make sure. She took a pretty hard spill. At least it's her left hand, not her right hand. We'll see about that tomorrow."

On the upcoming game at No. 8 Duke on Friday...
"We have a great challenge coming up going to Duke and playing on their home court. We'll work hard in the next two days to go there and see what we can do. It's a great challenge for us, and we're looking forward to playing it."

Camille Glymph, So., G

On the first half...
"Well the first two shots I took obviously they did not go in, but I just kept the confidence and then they finally started to drop for me and then I got a little bump going once I hit that and one layup and it felt good."

On being behind early in the first half...
"I think we trust each other on the defense. We're running that new defense this year and we're finally starting to be there for each other more on help side, and we just got it together once we started hitting shots."

On the difference in the 3-point shot...
"I'd definitely say I've always shot from deep, so it hasn't really made that much difference for me, but it was cool."

On "parking lot" shot...
"Coach Fortner probably would've gotten on me for missing it, but I was just feeling it, so I let it go and it dropped for me."

On 800th win...
"Getting it going and winning it was just big for this program and it was fun."

Tyrese Tanner, So., F

On the change in the 3-point shot...
"I'm really not a 3-point shooter so I really don't think there's much difference than for our three-point shooters like Camille (Glymph) and Blanche (Alverson). I just knocked them down."

On the 800th win for Auburn...
"It's kind of big for us to do this for all the people that played behind us or in the past. For us to have this 800th win it's pretty special."


Belmont Head Coach Brittney Ezell

On giving up the lead...
"I think Auburn kind of woke up, we woke up a sleeping giant. They did some really good things in transition and hit some 3s that we weren't ready for. To bring 22 (Camille Glymph) off the bench, I think she had three or four in the first half. It was difficult to match up with. Auburn still stayed the course and you have got to give them a lot of credit for not getting shook early. We have got a really, really young team and it is difficult for us to maintain and hold leads. I was proud of the fight from our kids, but you really have to give a lot of credit to Auburn."

On moving forward with the season...
"First of all, we are going to take the experience. Some of these kids would have never gotten the opportunity to play in this beautiful facility. For me to look down the sideline and see Nell Fortner who is a hall of famer is really kind of humbling. But games like this aren't going to hurt us in our conference, they are only going to help us in the long run. What we hope to do is win our conference and help Auburn with our RPI. We enjoy playing games like this. We don't see talent like this day in and day out. We are grateful for the opportunity to play in great environments like this and play great teams in the SEC."

On Haley Nelson's performance...
"I think that when her teammates look for her, Haley does such a tremendous job of working without the basketball. She is so athletic and versatile. In my opinion she is going to be the player of the year in our conference. Her goal is to be double-double every game and so far she has been holding pretty true to form. What you will love even more about Haley is that it kills her when we don't win. She is a competitive kid. She is our team leader because she is our hardest worker. When your best player is your hardest worker it is a joy to go to practice."

Haley Nelson, Jr., C

On letting the lead slip away
"A lot of it was that we come out with a lot of intensity and we came out knowing that we were playing a big SEC school that we had a lot coming to us. We came out really strong and we let it get to our heads and that flow and intensity we had going just backed down. We let our ability to do things back down as we saw ourselves getting ahead and we didn't continue to fight with the same kind of intensity that we had from the beginning. I think that really resulted in us losing in the end."

On what they will take out of this game...
"Our coach keeps telling us that these are just quizzes and tests that prepare us for the final exam which is the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament. What we are preparing for now is to win that, so I think this is a great opportunity for us. We don't wish we could play NAIA schools or small teams that we were beating. We want to play these big schools that are making us better and help us prepare for that final exam we have in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The best opportunity for us is to play these big SEC schools and get the opportunity to actually build as a team."

On her second double-double of the season...
"If we have outside shooters, it's a lot easier for us to get the ball inside, so if our guards are shooting well then it is easier for me to play well. I think that is really important and it really helps me out whenever we have other players who are playing well. It's really important for us to rebound, but like I said, if the guards are shooting well they are able to get the ball into me. It's a team sport."