PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – No. 4 seed Brown University women's basketball took to the court at The Palestra for an open shoot-around on Friday morning and fielded questions from the media prior to their Ivy League Tournament semifinal match-up with No. 1 seed Penn on Saturday at 11 a.m. (ESPN3, WPRV-AM 790).
- VIDEO: Coach Behn, Steeves, Butler from The Palestra Floor
- VIDEO: Coach Behn Joins Ivy League Digital Network Crew
- VIDEO: Mehta, Reilly, Will Comment on #IvyMadness
- PHOTOS: Sights from the Inaugural Ivy League Tournament Practice
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Game Notes: Brown at Penn in Ivy League Semifinals
Brown women's basketball head coach Sarah Behn and sophomore forwards Erika Steeves and Mary Butler break down the Ivy League Tournament from The Palestra floor after their open shootaround.
Brown women's basketball head coach joined the Ivy League Digital Network's "Live from The Palestra" feature to break down the Bears' journey to the tournament.
Junior captain Megan Reilly and sophomore guards Taylor Will and Shayna Mehta comment on the Bears' appearance at the inaugural Ivy League Tournament.
PRE-PRACTICE PRESS CONFERENCE
Head Coach Sarah Behn
"I'm very grateful for the support of our administration at Brown and for all of our fans and parents for their support throughout the season. I'm really proud of our players and excited for the opportunity that we have."
On Brown's Home Game against Penn and Gaining Confidence:
"At Brown when we were up by a decent amount for most of the half, it put some more confidence into our team. Not only can we play with these teams – that have been dominating for a while – but we can be in a position to win."
On the Bears' Final Weekend and Qualifying for the Ivy League Tournament:
"We just kept going quarter by quarter and taking care of what we could control. It worked out, and I do believe that we are one of the top four teams. I do believe that we belong here and that we earned the right to get here. These kids have been doing everything that I ask of them since September, and we belong here."
Junior Guard Megan Reilly
On Playing in the Inaugural Ivy League Tournament:
"Everyone is so excited that it's finally here, and we are so excited to be a part of the first one. I think that it's a great spotlight that we can showcase our talents on a bigger stage. We are just so happy to be here."
Sophomore Guard Taylor Will
On What it Means for Brown to be Playing in the Tournament:
"It definitely gets the student body more interested. It means more for us and it means more for them too. It's just a bigger deal than it used to be and it matters more. The fact that we are here is really great for the school and unites everybody."
ILDN "LIVE FROM THE PALESTRA"
Head Coach Sarah Behn
On Brown's Journey to the Tournament:
"We were in a good position to be in the top four and then we lost that positioning. We played good basketball in those four games, but when you lose, you lose. Last weekend heading into the weekend needing to win two and needing Yale to lose one, those were some tough hurdles. That's why I'm extra proud of the girls to recover mentally from the losses and to play good basketball."
On the Bears' Youth:
"It's been fairly consistent that we forget about the age. You have to live for now in life. I don't look at them as freshmen or sophomores. I just look at them as Brown players. They need to share their leadership regardless of their age, and they have done that."
Sophomore Guard Shayna Mehta
On the Bears' Game at Cornell to Earn Tournament Berth:
"We knew it was a huge game. It was a win or go home. We came in in fifth, and then we came out with a win and in fourth. It was a huge win for all of us. We didn't want to have any regrets after the game. I think that everyone put in on the floor and left it there."