"I thought (Mississippi State) played great," Carter said. "They played better than the films that we watched. They brought it. They had heart and hustle and looked like they wanted it, especially in the beginning. They were going after us, so hats off to them, but we got the W."
"It is a different feel," Tennessee guard Andraya Carter said. "Last year we were the attackers. This year we have the target on our back, which means everyone is coming at us. Everybody is going to play their best against us, so we have to play hard and we know that."