We are very short in our roster. We didn't have the legs to finish the game.
"Stephany Smith" was the head women's basketball coach at the University of Alabama from 2005 to 2008 and at Middle Tennessee State University from 1997 to 2005.
On March 12, 1997, Lewis Bivens announced his retirement as head coach of the Middle Tennessee State women's basketball team. At the time of his announcement, Smith was promoted to head coach for the 1997–1998 season. During her tenure with the Blue Raiders, Smith led Middle Tennessee to three NCAA Tournament appearances, two Ohio Valley Conference championships and back-to-back Sun Belt Conference championships. She compiled an overall record of 153 wins and 88 losses (153–88) with the Blue Raiders.
In April 2005, Smith was hired to replace Rick Moody (coach)/Rick Moody as head basketball coach at Alabama, and became only the school's 7th head coach in school history. Smith was 29–90 with four Southeastern Conference wins in three seasons at Alabama Crimson Tide women's basketball/Alabama. The team ended the 2007–2008 season with a 14-game losing streak, and as a result Smith was removed from her position on March 11, 2008, by athletics director Mal Moore.More Stephany Smith on Wikipedia.
What a great crowd. What a great atmosphere.
What a great inspiration she is to us all.
It's been a season full of half-performances. We have had 20-, 25-, 30-minute performances all season and tonight was another one. I thought we played well offensively and defensively for the first 20 minutes.
It was disappointing for us to be as lethargic as we were and just emotionless even when we were down six points. We never showed a sense of urgency and never really found a rhythm. Obviously LSU had a lot to do with that.
I was very pleased with our fight and our performance. Especially in comparison to our previous game in Tennessee.
Talk about a monkey off of our backs. I had heard way too much about that streak, and it's just good to get it over with.
I thought we played very well defensively in the first half. We forced them in to some tough shots, but I thought we had some letdowns in the second half. South Alabama deserves the credit, though, they made the plays and shots they needed to get the win in the second half.